First, I'd like to say that all the new additions have found their place and contributed to an overall excellent season so far.
The worrisome fact that I see, this year, is the number of first timers that are playing their first 82-game grind in the NHL.
For those that have not given this a thought, the payers are:
Hamilton, Krug, Bartkowki, Miller, Soderberg, Smith, Caron and to a certain extent - Rask.
That is 8 of 22 players, 36.4%.
Four of the mentioned are defenseman, and with Seidenberg out, it will be even more taxing on them come mid-April when the real season comes.
Thankfully, this is an Olympic year, and all the mentioned will have a "vacation" thrown in to help their cause. Thank God, for that.
Overall, what will get most of them through is 'team play'. Under Julien, you never play alone.
In the end, I think team play will win out. At least, I hope it will.