Blob Mckenzie wrote:I would like to see a third line centre with a bit more of an offensive upside than Lapierre. Even if both 17 and 33 are healthy heading into the playoffs this team has had trouble scoring goals at times over the last two seasons in the playoffs.
Another excellent post. The problem I see with these lineup possibilities is that we're simply looking to fill holes with some pretty non-impactful moves. If we want a Cup we need to swing for the fences. Maybe giving someone else a try in goal might just do it but I agree with your assessment that we lack the scoring depth to be a Cup winner. Hopefully Kassian's emergence isn't a mirage but whether it is or not we can't count on his upgrade alone. We know we can't rely on Higgins, Booth and Raymond to provide the scoring punch either. I won't declare it yet but the Sedins could be on a bit of a decline while Kesler's effectiveness is way too unpredictable. If we are going to make the Luongo trade, we can't approach it with a desire to address simple needs. Bozak fills a need, Gunnarsson fills a need..they may help solidify the roster with depth but do they really change things? I'd rather take a chance on unproven prospect(s) as there's a bit of a wildcard, x-factor there. That has a better chance at getting the group over the hump than then a couple of fill-ins. I hope Gillis is approaching it the same way...pretty sure he is.