Originally Posted by fungchen3
DM, this is a real good list. The only difference is - I would absolutely 100% have Larsson and Hamilton in the "long-term" elite category. My six-pack would be:
Let's not forget, Adam Larsson is a phenomenal D package. He will be the undisputed #1 anchor on the Devils blueline. I see him ending up no less than Shea Weber production when he hits his prime (his shot is lethal like Shea's).
When it comes to these prospects, Larsson and Hamilton have as much offensive upside as any (outside of Rundblad and Murphy) and they are more "sure things" considering their great size and all-around game.
Maybe I'm guzzling too much of the Larsson kool-aid, but when I look at him I see a "can't miss" star in the near future and think NJ is the PERFECT situation for him to shine. Rundblad/Larsson are 1/2 on my list for sure.
I think its just a bit too early to put those two in the "elite" category because at least we've seen Murphy put up huge offensive numbers with all of the skills he has. Those are very good points though man, well said. Only time will tell buddy!