I don't see a soph slump from Coots, he just seems to smart, and he'll be moved up to a more offensive role this year. Schenn, didn't really have a frosh year, with all the issues, I'm hoping he feels the need to prove something. Read will probably slump, Simmonds, too, though he's not really a sophmore. But I do expect Briere and Bryzy to improve from their career worsts, G is still rising, If Jake decides to take on the role waiting for him, he'll be much better. Grossman should improve getting healthy and used to his new team. Hartnell? No guessing him.
All just conjecture, but overall I expect a team that played suprisingly well for their youth to benefit from last year's experience and be a bit better. But Losing Mez leaves a big hole in that plan. He was one I saw making a significant leap forward.