alright haters: If you ask JB and Trev if they they are putting a team together that is going to contend for the stanley cup this year the answer would undoubtedly(obviously) be a definite no.If you asked them if they are trying to tank for a draft pick or contend for a playoff spot- the clear intention is to make the playoffs. We now are starting to have a good crop of prospects coming up that will hopefully be producing in the next 3 seasons. In the meantime it is EXTREMELY important that we sign stop gap- yet still serviceable vets- like Miller (iginla?) to not only mentor our young guys on and off the ice but also to give us a chance to win and contend for the playoffs. in the development of our young guys- We cannot just tank- our prospects need to learn to win. that takes veteran leadership to show them the way. Additionally, contending in the playoff race and even playing in a few series is invaluable experience and builds team spirit and shows which guys have enough character to keep around when it is our turn to make a run. remember the years of playoff futility we had before 2011?- that was the best teacher our core group could have had and was a huge factor in the 2011 run.