I'm a cancer survivor myself. I was fortunate to catch mine early, but it still took 2 surgeries and 2 years out of my life. What Murray is facing is something I can't imagine. I would've vacated my job by now if I was him. But he's a stronger man than me. Goodluck to him and his family.
An almost pure offensive defensemen might be the shot in the arm our forwards need. Give them a more pressing and aggressive approach to their game. Our whole team is pretty much 2-way. Nobody with an offence first mentality. This roster has the tools to be scoring a lot more
Guys like Smith making mistakes that are goals against is a lot harder to forgive on a count of him contributing 0 offence.
Also, teams that have high goals for per game don't do it without major contributions from the blue line. It's just not possible