haha, so pumped for NHL action this year! I think I'm going to order NHL so I don't have to struggle with s**tty internet feeds
Shoot I'm even wishing I could watch pre-season hockey! I don't think I've ever wanted to watch pre-season unless it was a cheap ticket to go to a live game (one claim I can make is I saw the first ever shootout in the NHL, Phoenix pre-season game
Dallas is playing some young players I want to see, such as D Jokipakka (23 yrs old, 2011 pick), D Honka (18yrs old, 2014 pick), C Dickinson (19 yrs old, 2013 pick). Then there are some minor league system guys looking good like McKenzie (23yrs old, 2009 pick) and Morin (30 yrs old).
Stars might not have 1st line talent in their prospect pool, but they are loaded with 2nd line - 3rd line prospects. Which is fine, Seguin, Benn, and Nich are all super young and 1st line talent. Really all we lack is a stud Defenseman
But we have so many depth guys on D that are young. Jordie Benn (27, okay not "that" young), Kevin Connauton (24), Brendan Dillon (23), Jokipakka (23), Honka (18), Oleksiak (21), Nemeth (22). Bystrom (20) just came over from Europe and is expected to be an NHLer after 2-3 years of seasoning, same with Klingberg (21).
Benn, Connauton, Dillon, and Nemeth are expected to play with the NHL club this year, with Daley/Goligoski/Gonchar. My guess is Jokipakka and Oleksiak will battle for the 8th spot in case injuries pile up, and fill in as the 7th D when Gonchar is gone after the year.
Okay enough rambling
edit: So far my favorite young D I've seen play is Nemeth. Looked great in playoffs. Made a few mistakes but pretty good all around defensive game, good skater, big body.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM ]