Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned
In a few years, assuming no FA signings and no major trades (obviously one/both of these will probably happen I could see a lineup something like:
Heatley - Koivu - Setoguchi
PMB - Granlund - Coyle
Larsson - Brodziak - Clutterbuck
Zucker - Cullen - Powe
Brodin - Gilbert
Scandella - Spurgeon
Kampfer - Stoner
Mind you, I'm no Wild fan so I could be wayyy out.
Yeah it's hard to do this with a timeline of a few years, especially not accounting for trades or UFA signings. It's a decent start though.
Some things I would consider:
Cullen and PMB will be UFAs after next season and I am not sure if either will be back. Just no room for Cullen anymore unless he wants to play minimal minutes and take a much cheaper contract. PMB depends on health, I could see him back but it depends a lot on the amount of money. Also, from what I hear (mainly Russo and Hockey Wilderness Blog) Lats will not be qualified but then he will be re-signed on a cheaper contract.
I think some of the Wild's prospects and/or current forwards on the roster will be used in a trade to upgrade our defense if they can't sign anyone. Also, it seems the Wild will have flexibility when it comes to who can play center which could change things around.