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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Per Russo, here is Wild's depth chart

Just as I get done writing the other post, I see that Russo provided this to his readers today.
As you can see, the Aeros will have a ton of potential talent available, at least at the start of the season.

Here is a quick look at the depth chart, again per Star-Tribune beat writer Mike Russo. The yellow indicates players that will likely spend at least SOME time in Houston. The purple/pink highlights players who are still yet and probably will be signed.

As you can see, even with the the captain gone, there will be a lot of familiar faces around next season.


FORWARDS
Left wing-Center-Right wing
First line: Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley
Second line: Devin Setoguchi -Mikael Granlund-Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Third line: Matt Cullen-Kyle Brodziak-Cal Clutterbuck
Fourth line: Darroll Powe-Zenon Konopka- Torrey Mitchell
Extra: Matt Kassian
Potential other extra: XXXXXX
Vying for spots: Stephane Veilleux, Jake Dowell, Charlie Coyle, Johan Larsson, Brett Bulmer, Jason Zucker, Zack Phillips, Nick Palmieri, Chad Rau, Jarod Palmer, David McIntyre, Carson McMillan, Kris Foucault, Justin Fontaine, Joel Broda

Minor-league restricted free agents still to be signed: McIntyre, Palmieri, Palmer, McMillan
DEFENSEMEN
Left-Right
First pair: Ryan Suter-Tom Gilbert
Second pair: Marco Scandella-Jared Spurgeon
Third pair: Clayton Stoner-Nate Prosser
Extra: Justin Falk
Potential other extra: XXXXXX
Vying for spots: Falk, Prosser, Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba, Steven Kampfer, Tyler Cuma, Chay Genoway, Drew Bagnall, Kyle Medvec, Josh Caron, Colton Jobke

Restricted free agent still to be signed: Falk
GOALTENDERS
No. 1: Niklas Backstrom
No. 2: Josh Harding
In the wings: Matt Hackett, Darcy Kuemper
Note: XXXXXX signifies open spot.

1 comment:

Forecheck said...

If I were a Wild fourth or maybe even third liner, I'd be worried. I certainly wouldn't be buying any real estate in Minneapolis.