Hate to be all doom and gloom, but the Z injury does not make me a "shiny-happy" person
Let's say Z, Pav, and Franzen are indeed out for the majority of the rest of the season.
Your forward corps. going into the playoff run is:
We're sellers... No?
Trade Q and Kindl. Bring up Marchenko and Almquist.
See if there's any (unlikely) interest in Cleary or Bert.
See what you've got with the kids and evaluate talent for the off-season.
Quietly slink off into the off-season, missing the playoffs after moving to the "Easier" Eastern Conference.
(That last line makes me want to vomit.)
My #millermancrush is undeniable. You're my boy, Drew!
Is that a pearl I'm supposed to keep, cuz you are putting me to sleep
I know you think you're deep alright, but you should stay in the shallow end.
- Superchunk 'Shallow End' The Jerky Boys OST