Sorry, but there aren't going to be instant answers. This team's in a pretty big hole and it's going to take several years to get out of it. For now, we have to hope that out of Hilbert, Rita, Nordgren, Kolanos, and Taticek, maybe one of them can emerge to be a top-line talent. Aside from that, we need to hope that Crosby, Fleury, Whitney, Orpik, Ouellet, Christensen, Talbot, Armstrong, and Surovy improve. With Malkin coming over next year, the team could end up being much-improved if whoever's the GM makes some good moves this offseason and the youngsters show a lot of improvement. Realistically, the team will be better next year, but still pretty bad. There's certainly a great foundation here. Under the right eye, there's no reason to believe they can't become a legitimate Cup contender in a few years.