shmenguin wrote:but you're right, i didn't really stay withing your parameters - that's fair. i'd absolutely, 1000% rather have every player from last year back than have this roster. i'm not out to flame this team. clearly they're a good team. but we'd be better off with the players we had last year, and we could have had that.
Our D was terrible last year, and Staal was not changing that. Our backup goaltender was horrific. Michalek leaving for Phoenix also gives us cap room that is still TBD. I loved Asham, but no great loss. Sullivan was effective.
To me, I would not want last year's team, but that is just me. I already know how that turned out, and having Staal, Sullivan, Michalek and Johnson didn't end well.