These are the top prospects in our system(besides guys like obrien and karlsson etc).
If elliott can have a very solid season and be one of the top AHL goalies, all the better for us, and himself. He needs to have a season like the old pruseks and hurmes and emery's impressed with before they made the jump.
Zubov and nikulin can be explained as 1. They both now have a North american pro season under their belt. They both posted decent rookie numbers(nikulin who is 1 year older, posted the better numbers). Now if they can both have a breakout season and maybe make the jump from career european/ahler to perhaps dastyuk,/zetterberg/alfredsson type is up to them. I'm looking for them to be close to a point a game(70-80 points). If not, it is a dissapointment which means they cant adjust to be offensive players in the north american game.
If those three players can make really good strides, we should be in very good shape this year, and for the big sens in the years to come as well.