I wondered about starting an offseason thread, since there's only a few of us here. I decided against starting one, since most of this will be covered at the start of the 2012-2013 season thread. I already have the thread title lined up for that, by the way.
Anyway, since we're here, the first thing that sticks out is the number of defensemen that are leaving. BTW, I believe that Graham was on the blue line for the better part of the last two years. That would make 6 defensemen leaving this year. Over the last two years, we've graduated Redmond, Wietecha, Billins and Wysopal, among others. That's a helluva top 4 right there. I've got to wonder whether that's going to take its toll. And if I'm reading this properly, we've only got 4 defensemen returning on this team to start with. I think that's where we should target any initial concerns.
I suspect that Coach Daniels will conjure up another goaltender to go along with Motte. After all, we've had Osaer, Nagle and Nelson over the last decade or so (don't bring me Mike Brown, please). I think we'll be fine there.
Bonis and Kirzinger should help anchor the scoring, and if Alexander can eliminate the silliness that gets into his head and sends him to the box for 5 minutes at a time, he can take a big step forward.
As for signing any potential blue-chippers, I'd rather have the talent than not.