No, they really are not. They are the same team as last season and without Lupul. They are mediocre at best.
just saying that Carlyle runs a much tighter ship and has a strategy in mind when sending his guys out. He has gotten far more out of his guys than Wilson. And their kids have gotten increased ice time and are developing. I still think they'll make mistakes and blow games, but compared to last year, hard to say they are not heading in the right direction.