Because if we were just a bit better last year I think we could have gone deep. If we can get the team clicking by the time we get Spezz back we could go deep. Maybe not win a cup, but you never know. You don't have to have the most point to win the cup, you just need to get in.
Also, obviously BM think we could have went far because Nash would be playing for us if he wanted too (or so the story goes).
I like your thoughts...cept I don't think trading for Nash would have been the best decision for the current state of this franchise. I did want him at the time, along with any other star player on the market....but kind of relieved when we don't get one after seeing what the other team wants.
For what? we're not going to win the cup with our roster. We could make the playoffs, maybe win a round but there's no way in hell we're going far. Stay the course, give the kids the best development you can and move on next year.
If Anderson plays like he is we can win the cup. All we need is a hot goalie and some luck.