Things are not good. We lost to a bad team that didn't have its best player. Four losses in a row. For all intents and purposes this is a .500 team, which is probably not good enough in the long run to make the playoffs. Yeah, Zubrus and Marty have been hurt, but I don't think that's what ails us.
A shame that the last CBA didn't end one year earlier. A much better shot that we'd still have Parise and for a manageable price at that. Notice how we haven't won a shootout yet.