Well, in his defense, it's not his roster. Ken Holland is buying the groceries. There's not much there to work with, especially on the back end.
Defense has been lacking for years and that's where the majority of our problems are at this point. I've said it a million times it seems like, but I can understand Holland struggling to bring in an elite defenseman. That's tough. I don't fault him really for not landing one because they don't grow on trees and they're tougher than ever to sign. But that he hasn't been able to make more improvements on some level after too many years now via trade or free agency is just sad.
I think it's incredible what Babcock's been able to accomplish with these teams these last few years. If anything, I don't think he gets enough credit for what he's accomplished given how lacking we are on defense in particular.
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