Would have been a nice addition. We could have definitely used a skilled player the likes of Semin. Pretty concerned considering Parise and Poni are gone with no additions. Elias is getting older and bound to slow a little. Kovi is great offensively, but defensively is a nightmare. Henrique nor Clarkie will have the same production. Maybe Lou is waiting for the CBA outcome, but in the mean time all quality players are gone. I hate to be negative, but you can't lose production like that and expect to compete. Maybe Lou will pull a rabbit of of his hat before the season begins.
You're exaggerating a bit.. I give you Clarkie's numbers might go down but you really think Henrique will do worse with more games and potentially more ice time with Zach gone?
Kovy is also not a "defensive nightmare".. Wasn't he killing penalties for us in big games last season?
I just don't get the feeling that you "hate to be negative" with such a pessimistic outlook