what a sad squad. no one looked good. cement hands. If brule doesn't get cut I don't know what to say. Can someone make a poll for who makes the squad at forward? I know that we'll keep brule and that maddens me greatly.
I really hope Tambi does something for our defense. I'm not convinced we're going to be selecting too high this year, and with an average to good defense I think we have a decent shot at pushing for the playoffs.
Pretty excited about our offense though. I really hope we can get a game in with the kid line, vet line and Swede line.
Yup. Defence is awful, even with the additions of Whitney and Smid, it'll still likely be bottom five. This will also affect our forwards as well, as they will be hemmed in our zone for long stretches.
Nah, give the dude a little break. He did address issues at forward. Next year he will handle the defense. This season the fans should relax and enjoy the young team that will win a bunch of games and will lose more. See NYI last season.
Tambellini has set the bar higher and been fairly active this off-season. He does not deserve a free pass because he did not do nearly enough to address the defence. I've been pretty patient with the defence this off-season but the loss of Smid and Whitney's continued issues are badly exposing the lack of competent NHL depth. This team has plenty of promise, but no real results to show for it.
Even with whitney and smid penciled in the issues were still pretty apparent.