Management never was going to do "enough". They spent all the time they could've spent making deals telling us about how they weren't going to. We're in a rebuild. Whether it's by our own choice or by it being forced on us with management's bad decisions/lack of decisions is the real question.
I don't see us making the playoffs. Too many teams who improved too much around us. Some were already better. We aren't catching L.A. and will probably be passed by younger, better, faster, hotter teams. It's time to look forward.
And to be honest...I wouldn't mind if we did miss them. I don't see us winning more than a round anyway, although we have the experiance to maybe win two rounds. I would almost rather not make the playoffs and get a real good pick than make it and get bounced immediatly.
I still think the Wings will make it to the playoffs. I want Chicago. I know we're 0-3 against them but I think if Helm comes back and we can be reasonably healthy, we could knock them off.
I don't know how you see that. I see them sweeping us...and I despise the Hawks. That said, sometimes teams are upset because the other team just simply hates them. And I pretty sure the Wings veryuch dislike the Hawks.