Agree with jchockey about the defense. Yeah, it's making me nervous, but Krajicek and Bourdon both have the ability, it's a risk with rookies like Bourdon but from what I saw at the WJC and some junior games (and remember that he almost made the team out of camp last year) he can do it, and do it well. Ohlund also can be mobile, Salo's not a bad skater, so we're not bad off. If Edler comes along well, perhaps he can be brought up.
If Luongo gets hurt, we're in big trouble, especially without Noronen (who had starter upside), but that's the same with any franchise team. We just put our best player at our most important position, that's the key to our improvement, but that also makes us especially dependent, no way around it. If New Jersey lost Brodeur, or Colorado Roy during their run...
Linden I actually think will come back better in all aspects of his game, just because he's a year closer to retirement with something to prove, a fresh start with a coach who won't pigeon-hole him and no NHLPA nonsense to worry about. That said, I hope he gets a bit of a break on that so that he can be used in more 5 on 5 and get that rhythm back. We have the emergence of the Sedins as PK'ers, Chouinard can also do it, Kesler a year more experienced, and maybe Pyatt/Bulis can, they're both defensively responsible.