- David Krejci - No Bruin has more job security than this kid.
- Patrice Bergeron - His $4.7m contract is an albatross, so movement is unlikely.
- Marc Savard - He's a free agent next year, and could be an eventual cap casualty.
- Stephane Yelle - Fantastic value for veteran depth, but Yelle is going to be squeezed out eventually by young talent.
- Vladimir Sobotka - Time to fish or cut bait with this prospect. He is ready to be a full-time NHL player, either in this organization or another. His fate is tied to Yelle's.
- Phil Kessel - Don't forget, he's officially listed as a center. In a 5 year outlook, he could replace Savard on the first line... if he's still on the team.
- Joe Colborne - Last year's 16th overall pick will spend this year as a college sophomore. Look for him to crack the roster as a full-time player in 2012.
- Brad Marchand - He could be the next Krejci or the next Sobotka, depending on how much he grows in Providence. Expect him to see NHL ice this season.
- Zach Hamill - The 8th overall pick in 2007, he would be a tempting trade asset.
- Jordan Caron - Yet another first-round pick. Is he the most likely to be dealt?
- Maxime Sauve - Will be under the radar for a while, but word is he has a lot of upside.
- Martin St. Pierre - Little reason to believe he will ever stick in Boston. Could be valuable to a rebuilding team.
- Carl Soderberg - An X-factor who has not yet played in North America. At 23, it's time for Chiarelli to make a decision on him.
- Jamie Arniel - Persistent questions about his character have put a damper on his early hype.
- Mark Goggin - Only 19, he'll head to Dartmouth this season.
- Nicholas Tremblay - Only a sophomore in college, but not impressing.
Levi Nelson, left, poses with Brad Marchand, a real-life hockey player.
- Brock Bradford - Not a chance he makes it to the Big Show in this system.
- Levi Nelson - An underwhelming debut in Providence suggests he won't make it farther.
- Ben Sexton - No reason to draft him except to do a favor to Randy Sexton.