The details have been sufficiently covered in much detail all over this board. But here's the thing: how can we claim to be among the most knowledgeable fans in the league and yet be satisfied with 8-9th every year for the past 8-9 seasons under the present nepotist/mediocre/unaccountable regime?
How do you possibly, credibly justify that?
Success breeds more success. Take a look at the Sharks. They've had how many 1st and 2nd round exits? Or Boston. 7th place team last year, top of the East this one.
But I fear I may be wasting my time, so I'll stop.
Smid out disapointing he has been more than descent lately starting to show top 4 potentail. Strudwick good fighter below average hockey player does not make a lot of sense, I like him as a 7th D but not taking away games from Smid.
I hope Roloson gets the night off, only one good game in the last 4 he needs time off. He's also not known for playing well against Colorado.