relantel wrote:really, outside of the Sedins, what does Vancouver have?
You look at them, and they've done really well with a couple things:
1. They've assembled a good, well rounded defense. Pro - they put up a lot of points as a group and it is deep with guys who can play up and down the lineup. Con - there are no real specialists in either way (offensive guys, but more importantly totally defensive guys)
2. Once you get past the Sedins, you don't have overwhelming talent, but they also have very few throw away guys. Their forwards are all pretty well rounded. So while they haven't assembled Malkin/Neal/Crosby up front, they have a much deeper 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th line that can roll without having a line that HAS to sit a majority of the game when it's close.
This goalie situation is going to be a mess. Luongo wants out. Vancouver wants him out. But then you have a game like yesterday where Vancouver will say it doesn't change anything and Schnieder is still their guy, but it's a seed.
Solution: Time to bring back Eddie Lack (once he's healthy)