Meltzer’s Musings: Rookies and Callup Candidates

One of the major X factors for every NHL team in the offseason is trying to project which rookies will crack the opening night lineup and which young players will go on to be significant contributors during the season. It doesn't always go according to plan.

For example, in the summer of 2008, most everyone had top prospect Claude Giroux penciled into the Flyers' opening night lineup. The 2006

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