Originally Posted by Pengwin7
This is a tough one because Anaheim and Detroit are two teams I worry about.
Anaheim has both Perry & Getzlaf with expiring contracts this summer. They've already won a cup and done their partying in Cali... why stay? Why not try something new? I can foresee them both leaving for another team - just to try something different. In points-only, a lot of D value hinges around the forwards and the PP-quality. Fowler without Perry & Getzlaf isn't so good anymore. On pure skill, I like him best.
I like that Hedman has Stamkos & MSL & Vinny. I think Carle will get the majority of PP-time this year, but Hedman will factor in soon enough.
I worry about Detroit. I've posted before, but I could really see them not spending to the cap like they have. The Wings do not have a young team any more. I think they have a decline on the horizon and that will impact Smith's production.
Leddy is not a guy I see in the same group as these guys. He had a nice year with 11 PPA, not sure he can repeat that. I have doubts.
What he said ^^^ 100%
Particularly with regards to Smith and Fowler.