This is, assuming there's no season in 04-05. How do you see the 05-06 NHL ROY race playing out? Pick 10 players, and if you like, supplement with imaginative commentary. 1. Alexander Ovechkin. Often times double-shifted in Washington, AO tires down the stretch, but still manages to have a hand in an insane percentage of the Caps' total offensive output (which, to be sure, is not a whole lot). 2. Kari Lehtonen. Takes the starting job early on, and never lets go, appearing in the bulk of Thrasher contests, and leading them to a playoff berth. 3. Marc-Andre Fleury. See above, Lehtonen -- except no playoffs ... enough stellar games to balance out some horrid ones. 4. Milan Michalek. Leg is fine, and Michalek finds himself playing on a scoring line for the bulk of the season. 5. Ryan Getzlaf. Eventually stakes his claim to the second-line pivot, and has some fantastic showings with Lupul. 6. Jeff Carter. Injuries to (fill in other Flyer center here) solidify Carter on the second line, and the goals come regularly, coupled with a nice plus/minus. 7. Dion Phaneuf. Steps right in to a top-four role on the blueline, starts collecting points, pims, and plusses early on, and doesn't let up. 8. Niklas Kronwall. Some key departures in Detroit open up some prime ice time for Kronwall, who apprentices full-time with the other "Nick," and makes good. 9. Thomas Vanek. Appears regularly on the second line (in between the occasional vacation in the press-box), grabs a handful of "first star awards," and piles up the goals bunches at a time. 10. Robbie Schremp. While the Edmonton brass is in continued negotiations for a top-line center, Schremp sneaks his way onto the team, then creeps up the depth chart, even taking some turns centering the top line -- and the offense keeps pace with the attitude, the only knock on him coming as a result of a lacrosse style goal scored on a break-away that has his teammates forced to watch his back for the remainder of the season.