Wow! That's . . . wow! I like the optimism though.
Not sure if you noticed but I am always optimistic when it comes to my teams. I have seen it all over the past 45 years of watching, you never know whats going to happen so I stay optimistic and roll with the punches. I really do think we will see the contributions from that group of young guys increase, it is natural. They are all 23 or under. I like Kuhlman and Coyle matters as he could be the best 3rd line center in a while so both the 2nd and third lines have room for growth. Maybe even Backes will be better after working his butt off all summer, good to see him show some pride.
Still too reliant on that top line. Anders Bjork seems to be having a great start to his season in Providence. May need to call him up and see how he can help (remember, the line of Marchand, Bergeron and Bjork was the talk of camp a couple of years ago).