Is he? And are we competitive?
Competitive for Cup? No way. Competitive for making the playoffs every year? You bet ya.
How do you define trying and how do you define competitive?
I really do believe every team who makes the playoffs is competitive for the cup. Are our chances as good as say Chicago, Boston, or LA? No. But there's 26 other teams in a similar position as us, or in a worse one. It's going to be a few years before we are a true powerhouse again, but the fact that we are still making it to the show in the mean time is pretty darn good, and hard for any GM to do.