It's because our pro scouting is terrible and because our GM seeming became confused after losing to the Bruins in 2011.
To be honest I don't blame him for becoming confused, given how the refs started call things from that series and onward it's hard not to get confused.
Unfortunately it seems now that every move we make ends up being a down grade in terms of talent and the group that was so deep and sound on our cup run, is now totally top heavy and needs to be carried by the top players who we all claim are on the decline.
I could have told you this two seasons ago, well about half way through the season after the final against the Bruins. Saw some bad signs there like the worst PP in the league over the last 30 games, the lowest scoring team over the last half of the season or something like that, but I've been suspicious of the players agent since the day we hired him. Slagging the drafting and developing of the previous management, LOL. Hey Mike, how many drafts have you been in? How many of your draft picks are on the team this year? Oh yeah, thank Dave Nonis for Horvat (Schneider). Fucking useless moron.
Blaming the refs on Gillis constant bad decision after another is just grasping at straws on someone you like, wanna like, but refuse to accept that he just isn't GM material. I think Mike could be a good President but building a team, the on ice produce, drafting and developing etc., he just isn't cut out.
Oh yeah, we will be a playoff team, but this team which is relatively the exact same team with a few new of your standard useless faces rotating in on the bottom 6, will have another lame outing in the playoffs, can't wait for that big tease to fail
Next year, Mikey if he is still around will have no choice but to dismantle and rebuild. I just want see this guy at work instead of relying on the same old tired group he's been riding on since the day he was hired
Oh yeah, trading CoHo for a player in the AHL (Rochester) is real brilliant. I understand it's one headache for another but a good GM might have thought, "having a CoHo as a teaser in a luongo trade might actually be the ticket to striking gold in a RL trade.
I can't wait for the next coming of another useless Pahlsson, Derek Roy trade at the deadline seeing more good draft picks wasted.
All hail to no draft picks from the last 6 drafts in the line-up. Real exciting, I'm just so jacked about Santorelli, Dalpe and Richardson. Real difference makers. Meanwhile, poor Hank and Dank, all the pressure continues to fall on them for offense cause Mikey can't for the life of him actually add a top 6 forward of decent skill set who wasn't minus 31 on his previous team who possesses a brain similar to Homer Simpson's.
"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? - Plastics." - The Graduate