sadly to say, we'll never win a cup with our current core.. it's shown years after years after years.. the top guys gets shut down.. secondary offense is non existent and we are relying on our PP to do any kind of scoring which over the past few playoff have shown refs are more and more reluntant to make any calls.. our goalie and defense might be good enough.. but u ain't gonna win any games if you are going to score 1-2 goals and hope your goalie shuts them down every single game.
I have to disagree. While our window of opportunity is shrinking, you can never say never. We came so close against Boston (frankly, we were the much better team on paper and probably would've won under more ideal circumstances). We're not far removed from that incredible cup run.
Also, the last part sounds familiar. Didn't the Kings AND the Devils do that throughout their run to the cup finals last year? Our offense definitely needs to have a better solution against the trap, but it's a given that your best scorers get shut down in the playoffs - scoring goes down as a whole and that was evident last year especially.
"If a 6-foot-8 guy who can't skate asks to fight, you say no, then skate around him and score a goal."