Lucic/Backes is kind of player that this team needs. 20 years ago, we had one of the best NHL team and still couldn't win over Avs. Having smart guys managing that team, they've made a trade which changed face of Detroit and gave us 3 cups : Shanny trade.
Kenny has no balls to make a trade... He's the problem here
With the talent we have in the F corps and the inefficient PP I would say coaching is a major concern going forward.
The lack of talent in the D corps is all on the GM. This has been a problem for over 4 years now.
Major concern is Kenny.
We don't have a hockey team. Too many similarities between our players. We need a mix of talent/skills with size and toughness. Majority of shoots are from the blue line. No one wants to use the body, take and deliver hit...
These are fashion models... watch out, Kenny is kicking tires on Zoolander
Larkin is not McDavid but I'm more than glad with Larkin. Already contributor and will/should get only better. I just hope that he will have right players to play with, someone like Lucic/Backes/Simmonds or even Wilson on his line will make him better and will create space for him.