I am saying that this organization has been less than stellar, but I never said it was like the Islanders or Atlanta. The difference between now and in those years like from 96 to 2000 is that we had a good foundation in place, we just needed a few more pieces or experience. I think we are worse off than that, but I just hope those prospects we have work out, as they are not a guaranteed thing, but others on this board are acting like it.
True, we don't have a can't-miss prospect. Our top prospects include Tedenby, Josefsen, Henrique, Palmieri, Zharkov, Vasyunov, Urbom, Gelinas, Taormina, Corrente, Burlon, Eckford, and Frazee. I'd say at least 5 of them contribute to this team in the next 2 - 3 years, some as soon as next year. They can possibly be part of that foundation.
The way I look at it, we didn't know what we were gonna get from Elias, White, Pandolfo, Madden, Sykora, etc. There's always that chance that we can be surprised.