Doubt very much that A.V. would have made a difference with this group. Pretty much the same bunch of guys as the last three years. I know Gillis has handcuffed himself with some of his contracts but its been apparent for years this group needs an upgrade. This has been beaten to death about the secondary scoring and depth not being addressed. There have been some unforeseen circumstances for sure like Booth the cap etc. But this was to be expected since the beginning of the season. There's still time but barring a big trade for a impact player or two, I doubt we'll make the playoffs. the Sedins need help. This team has been waiting every deadline for help to come with no help in sight. Hope they prove me wrong.