With the season starting next week, that's obviously been the attention-grabbing headline, as it should be. I myself, however, have been thinking about the team going in to next season and what the roster could look like. Players coming off the books: Nuge - UFA Chiasson - UFA Ennis - UFA Haas - UFA Nygard - UFA Kahun - RFA Khaira - RFA Larsson - UFA Barrie - UFA Koekkoek - UFA Smith - UFA Up front, Nuge is obviously top priority. I don't think Chiasson, Haas, Nygard, and Khaira will return. Ennis I would still try to keep around for another year at a similar price point. Kahun seems like he'd be a candidate for a long-term contract. On D, Koekkoek wouldn't return based on prospects pushing up. Barrie, I would sign-up ahead of Larsson based on two-way ability and I think he'd be perfect to mentor Bouchard. Speaking of Larsson, I would attempt to sign-and-trade him, maybe recoup a 2nd for this years draft (I'm hoping a 1st from a contender). Russell should either be gone in the expansion draft or traded in the summer; can't see him returning despite signing an extension. Klefbom is the big fish we need to decide on. I love the dude, but if we can package him in a trade to land, say Seth Jones, or another top forward (winger for McDavid?) you gotta look at that, or the very least consider an offer sheet on young d-men coming off their ELC's and taking a look at RFA dmen in the summer, here's a few of who we get: Dahlin Heiskanen Makar Hughes Hronek Fabbro Would I be willing to give up: 2 firsts, 1 second, and 1 third for Dahlin (5x$9.5), yeah I would. What would you guys do going forward?