Maybe he wont be a 1.0 ppg player again. But if he gets to about .80 and voracek doing the same. Get Schenn where he needs to be at .65-.75 and Simmonds keep doing what he's doing. That's going to be fine. They just need to add another player or 2 that can produce at .5 ppg and above to fill out the top 6.
Couturier on line 3 is an asset. On line 2 he's a hinderance.
Raffl and the other stiffs that Hextall has tossed extensions 2 need to be bounced.
No need for "elite" just quality and depth.
Provorov, Sanheim and Morin have a bigger impact on what the future holds - as does the goaltending.