Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:00 PM
Here is the big question - how is this team going to improve on last year.....
1. upgrade from Hedberg to Schneider - this should help tremendously
2. Defense - enough with the 8 man rotation. I am ok with slotting Harrold as a 7th dman. I do not like our dmen feeling like they are one mistake away from riding the bench for 10 games or so. This was the case with Larsson and Fayne at times. Lets figure out a way to move or buy out Tallinder and Volchenkov, potentially keep Zidlicky and then have a battle for the 6th Dman slot between Merill and Urbom.
3. Offense - so not only do we still need to address the scoring lost from Parise, but now Clarkson too. I don't know what the solution is but it feels like we are going to sign a few 3rd liners and try to make them fit into the role of 2nd liners. In addition - that PP needs some work and i feel like we can barely put together a PP1.
In fairness, I think we've got to give Lou some time on this. He pulled a major rabbit out of his hat with Schneider, one NO ONE saw coming. He may have another one or two we know nothing about.
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