Neutral Zone Wrap: The 'Distant' Future
Neutral Zone Wrap: The 'Distant' Future

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.

You may still be concentrating on this season, but there's time to look ahead. You may have advanced to the semis of your staff keeper league playoffs for the first time in nine (maybe 10?) years, but you can also keep an eye on 2016-17.

A number of players fell below expectations this year. Others didn't even receive much of an opportunity to show their skills at the top level. Injuries, slumps or other circumstances may have made them forgettable, but there are reasons to keep them in mind when you're drafting this fall.

NOTE: No one discussed the last few weeks can be covered here. Those are the rules. And the tradition of ignoring goalies continues.

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