Again if mediocrity is okay with you, fine. For me I look at this team and ask two questions:
Can this team seriously compete for a Stanley Cup? If yes great. If not then I ask:
Has the team increased it's ability to compete for one in the future.
This trade doesn't make this team a serious cup contender, and it has hurt the team long term.
So much can happen in the future, no one knows. It's silly to try and think of what this organization will be in 5-7 years. You don't play for the Stanley Cup in the future, you play for it now.
If this team is 100% healthy, we have a great team. As someone posted the lineup earlier, that is some insane depth and talent. When we get injured next year (by when I mean when), we won't have to worry about Anderson playing 1st line anymore either.
Edited by darkmanx, 05 March 2014 - 07:59 PM.