Coyle, Granlund, Spurgeon, Haula, and Scandella are becoming legit studs right in front of our eyes. Scandella isn't getting much play but the kid has been fantastic the last two series.
It makes the future REALLY exciting.
You forgot Nino. Seriously, Fletcher robbed the Islanders. Spurgeon was an undrafted free agent. Fletcher has been pretty damn good - does the Leddy trade even matter anymore? He's not going to be retained this offseason.
Its amazing how Haula has progressed. Why Brodziak gets any ice time whatsoever is beyond me.
Since the Olympics, Granlund has been the team's #1 center (outside of faceoffs).
Are the Wild going to even bother making a run at Vanek this offseason now? What seemed like a shoe in, really doesn't seem like it anymore.