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07-27-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
In what way? I see an upgrade from Jokinen to Frolov, improvement by younger players countered by dropoffs in veterans, and a Conference that improved just about everywhere. They're better than they were yesterday at this time, but, instead of being among the bottom three teams in the conference, they're in the same group as Atlanta and Carolina. They're likely better than Florida, the Islanders and Toronto.
Jokinen was not on the team the whole year. Frolov far surpasses anything Kotalik or Higgins brought.

The Improvement we will see from Anisimov and MDZ will far surpass any dropoffs that might occur (We have one of the younger teams in the league, Prospal is the only age concern)

Barring a Gaborik injury or poor Lundqvist play, this is a playoff team.

side note- the people whining about this signing hurting our 2011 draft pick need to cease and desist.

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