I think the bottom 6 should be the last of our worries. And further more I think forwards should be the last of our worries. We have a number of top 6 forwards and bottom 6 forwards entering the league the next few years. DEFENSE is still the glaring issue with this team.
How many top pairing D-men and large goal scorers have you seen move teams in the last 4 years? Out of the 1 or 2, we had a 1 in 30 chance of securing them.Frankly, It's not as outrageous that we didn't fill that need as you make it sound.
So? Every owner tells his GM to win. No surprise here. But is being in the top 53% good enough? I wonder if back 40 years ago Mr I decided I just want to have the 20th biggest pizza chain in the world. or did he decide to be the biggest? Hmmm i wonder which it was...... On top of that, do you honestly believe there is anything Holland could do right now to get fired? Nope. he is a lifer. If he decided to rebuild, he would still be here as the GM.
With all do respect, Mr. I doesn't do much anymore due to his age and health. The GM's are also both club presidents, they are fully in charge of each team.
Mr. I didn't tank his pizza chain until Gordon Ramsay came to fix it for him. He kept chugging at 53% until it was one of the biggest. Just like Holland's doing.
Mantha came into this year with the expectation that he could possibly step right into the NHL and perform. He was also protected by management in trades as an untouchable.
Yet he didn't make the NHL, and was average at best in the minors, often appearing as if he was just coasting.
Sure hes at the same point as Nyquist and Tatar in his career, but the later two exceeded the expectations the team had for them, not the other way around.
I think the public criticism is well warranted. This isn't a boom or bust prospect that is faltering. It's a blue chip vastly underperforming. I hope it lights a fire under his butt for this summer and next year.
Semin also had a reputation as being lazy with the Caps, and he's been great since leaving. Not saying that Lucic can follow the same path. I'm not even say that I want him on the Wings. I'm just saying.
Nope, he regressed to his old ways again, big time.
Three seasons is enough of a sample size. I doubt he's going to be any younger next season. He may have been a better #1 a few years before Lidstrom retired. Maybe not. But at this point, what exactly is Kronwall's upside?
That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. I just wish Kronwall's playoff performances backed up your statement.
In Shea Webers last 24 playoff games (3 seasons) he has 9 pts. Not #1 D-man??