Injury prone much? And for the people who think the lockout is a blessing, it's really not. Kesler has had surgery on both hips, his shoulder, and now his wrist. You never really seem to recover 100% from these things, and even if he like recovered 95-99% of the way he was before, with so many surgeries, to so many areas, it's really just going to chip away.
His shoulders and wrist will likely bugger up his shot, which considering last year, was already kind of buggered up. His hips will hurt his speed and a lot of his core strength. Could be worse, could be his knee but.. kinda like Havlat and Gaborik. They were really good players, and then had so many problems with nagging injuries it just took away from them in a big way.
Our second line already blew, and another year passed without MG doing anything about it. And now we have a diminishing Kesler, and an aging set of twins on the top line. Our prospect pool is pretty pathetic.. so yeah. The window probably already passed, but get ready for some mediocre hockey in the next few years if some trades or amazing signings don't happen very quickly.
This, I think one of the smartest things we can do is trade the Sedins before they retire so we can atleast get something, After them we are done, Kesler is going to be half the player he was, he does't play a skilled game, he plays hard and gritty which is going to make it worse.
Everyone's going to say the Sedins should retire here.. but really who cares? Did Naslund? Ohlund? Salo? Bertuzzi? Sedins are going to decline soon and they already don't play a game suited well for the playoffs.