Question Mark Players
Not 100% confident in these players?
Peter Schaefer-This guy played great in the playoffs, but in the regular season he played with no heart it seemed. Will he be a 10-20-30 guy or be a 20-25-45 guy we expected. I have high hopes for Schaefer and was really excited when we got him. I really feel like he will do well this season after getting a year under his belt in Boston.
Manny Fernandez-Can we get anything for our 9 million dollar investment? I really also had high hopes for this guy last year, but a knee injury derailed any hopes of that. As much as I like Thomas, and he showed me a lot last season, a tandem of both these guys could be extremely valuable. Think of Giguere/Bryzgalov, Hasek/Osgood, Khabibulan/Huet. Fernandez should have a good season, because if he plays well, a contract could be at hand for him and if he sucks, well he could be out of the NHL.
Phil Kessel-Pressure? Yeah, and a ton of it. This kid showed us a lot in the playoffs, and after 2 decent seasons, he really needs to be more consistent, and take his game to the next level. I am looking for 20-30 goals and 20-30 assists at least. He is still only 20, so don't forget that.
Patrice Bergeron-One question. Will the injury effect him?