Almost guaranteed. If they keep it that way then they are going to rely on Stastny/ROR's line to run the other team into the ground, and have the Duchene line pick them apart with pure skill once they get scrambled.
They'll have to work like hell though, they don't really have anyone that can get them the puck from the blueline, save EJ.
From now on, we just need to trade for guys and resign them. We're awful at FA.
Penner got $3.25 just to be clear. I'm not sure what to make of PAP but I wouldn't want Penner on the team at any cost. Just seems to be a huge distraction on any team eventually because of his inconsistency, and kinda seems like a dou**e. It's just a matter of time IMO for him to go on another scoreless streak.
Ech. Really hoping that we still pick up Semin, but those hopes are probably worth nothing. I really like the PAP pick up (good money, as well), but we still have nobody who has proven they can put the puck in the net with consistency. Not a one.
Also hoping the D still gets some attention, but with the Zanon pick up, I think that's probably a lost cause.
Either way, heading to work and will refuse to get updates on my phone, so hopefully I see some sort of good/exciting news when I get back tonight.
If they can grab Matt Carle for a reasonable term/price I will be happy. If not, I'll be very concerned about the transition game. It really killed the Avs offense last season, I don't see it magically becoming amazing this season.