Patrick will be a monster, he's finally getting healthy, he had surgery two summers in a row and hasn't had a real offseason workout regime, but in the last two months his skating has improved by leaps and bounds. Let him add strength to go with his instincts, shot, great eye to hand coordination and he'll be an elite center.
Lindblom at age 20 was one of the top 3 forwards in the SHL, a men's league which is third best in the world after the NHL and KHL. He's just a tad bit off with his timing, but all advanced stats point to how well he plays the game, he forechecks, goes to the net and is defensively responsible.
Couts was underpaid b/c he was used as a defensive specialist until Hakstol started increasing his role. The last three years one trend, anyone who plays with him plays better.
Konency is helped by playing with G & Couts, but he's an explosive player with great acceleration and an improving shot, plus he's a "brat" like Marchand but not as dirty, feisty, tough player who'll be more effective as he gets experience and adds a few more lbs.
Frost is nothing like TK, Frost has great speed but he's not an explosive skater like TK, he's extremely smart (Hextall raves about his hockey IQ), has improved his shot, first rate playmaker. He's coming off a post-draft season where he was one of the top 2-3 players in junior hockey, 112 points in 67 games after a slow start wiith a ridiculous +70.
NAK will be up next year in the bottom six. Speedy forechecker with some offensive skills
Vorobyev will be up at some point next year, physical playmaking center, full season in the AHL after spot duty in the KHL for two years, still learning, but great ice vision (great passer from behind the net).
Phil Myers was dinged up a bit, but when healthy was a top defenseman in the AHL and one of the top prospects in all of hockey.
Morin was injured most of this year but should be on the team next year.
Isaac Ratcliffe (41 goals in 67 games post-draft) is a couple years away but great size (6'6) speed combo in a power forward.
Wade Allison was tearing up college (22g 15-15) before he blew out his knee.
Matthew Strome (aka the "Water Bear") had a solid post-draft junior year and has stepped in up in the playoffs, size, hands, smarts, only question is his skating.
Tanner Laczynski was a top scorer in college as a sophomore for Ohio State, waiting to see if he goes pro.
Carter Hart is the best goalie not in the NHL, .947 save % in the regular season, .944 in the WHL playoffs.
And they have a bunch of other solid prospects who'll be in the AHL or SHL next year, Friedman, Rubtsov, Laberge, Twarynski, Bunnaman in the AHL, Kase, Lycksell, Hogberg and Bernhardt in the SHL, plus another group in juniors and college.
So they're in the middle of a great rebuild, in another year or two Hextall will be positioned to make the trade to put them over the top, but right now it's just a matter of growing your own.