i'm interested in what lou will do with this group next year. 2 years in a row with the same result ain't what he had in mind. i'm not sure what our salary cap situation is like next year so i can't tell if lou is going to be a buyer or seller.
i think pat burns will be the coach next year.
i think rafalski won't be resigned and greene will slip into his role.
i think gomer is gone. i don't see him giving us the hometown discount like patrick and marty did and i don't think the devs will tie a lot of money up in him. hopefully he doesn't end up with the philly or the gayshirts of NY. i've heard LA, but we'll have to wait and see. but we will need a #1 center, perhaps someone with some size. or let zajac go up to #1 and get a solid #2 with size.
what happened to our shut down line. i love mad dog/pando to death, but they didn't do a whole lot of shutting down during these playoffs. and they had too much ice time.
if we are going to be a defense first team, we need to upgrade our d, or at least bring in that one guy to rally around. we have a nice group of d men, but there are no daneyko's, stevens or (traitor)neidermayers back there anymore.
i hope this isn't the end for sarge, but being demoted to the 4th line in a pivotal game doesn't look good for him next year.
i'm interested in seeing who lou brings up next seasons. looks like rupp and rasmussen could be expendable if some of the youngsters step up. clarkson is almost asured a spot.