Shouldn't we be trying to get younger?? We already have enough old players who barely produce.
Marty St. Louis this past season would've LED this team in scoring by 9 points. That's how much this team "barely produces".
No one is arguing we shouldnt be getting younger. The problem is its not a magic elixir where its going to happen in one fell swoop. We don't have enough NHL ready prospects that even deserve a shot yet and the cost to sign the younger UFAs outweighs the contracts we'd have to give to get a player like Matt "David Clarkson 2.0" Beleskey.
We're not going to be able to automatically insert draft picks into the 5 holes (4 UFA + Clowe) into the forward corps we have right now. There will be UFAs signed. Would you rather waste cap/years on a guy you hate in 2-3 years and want gone, or 1-2 on a veteran who can still produce in the regular season and has a work ethic that can brush off on the young guys we do have.