For those fans that are patiently waiting for this team to be what we were two years ago.
Then vs. Now
Samuelsson > Booth
Erhoff > Garrison
Salo > Ballard
Hodgson > Shroeder
Torres > Kassian
Kesler > Kesler right now
Lapierre > Lapierre right now
H Sedin > H Sedin right now
D Sedin > D Sedin right now
No quick fix for this. Need to bring in better support via free agency and trades if this team is to be elite again.
We didn't have all of Samuelson for the 2011 playoffs. (injured to a whopping 3 points) Plus he and Booth are different types of players
You would have signed that 10 year deal for Erhoff then?
Salo and Ballard are different players. One could also say Ballard throws a better hipcheck and is faster
Cody is better then Shroeder, yes.
Kassian is still a rookie.
Kesler is injured, but hopefully his diving days will be done (not holding my breath)
Lappy is being held back and maybe lost some mobility with the extra size. Wouldn't miss him either way
Sedins need to realize the cycle is dead with clutch and grab back. Kassian on their line may fix that.
Edited by TimberWolf, 13 March 2013 - 02:09 PM.