I saw a few games live this year and lots on the SIBN. The Cats are good. They are the best in the state. However, they are not dominant because of their lack of goal scoring.
Francis is #1 and as good as Savarino was.
The D is really good. Solid in their own zone and good at moving up the ice quickly. Rodgers and Zahoranski are one man breakouts. Nadzam, Basile and Bratton are really good as well. Physical when they need to be.
The forwards are solid. Good on their forechecks, quick. Like all good SI teams. They just don't score like 2016-2020 teams.
Top line is probably Savarino, Baker and Dario Piazza. Next lines up are some combo of Getz, Bartone, Frederick, Elwell, Geffert. Finally they throw Mustafa, Trainor, Gino Piazza, Basile and a few others out there. The younger Basile is a frosh and is really improving. He'll be a great scoring F as he gets older.
They'll be favored to win every game. If they can stay out of the box and focus, they can win it all. Gotta play with urgency to score though.