Well as much as i hate to say it we have officially entered into the sellers market prior to the Feb 28th trade deadline. After last nights embarrassing 9-1 loss to Calgary something has to happen. I know a lot of you are calling for coach Sacco's head and in some aspects I can understand why but lets take a look at somethings.
1st look at the injuries we have had throughout this year. Ferris has yet to play a game, Stewy was out with a broken hand, Quincey lost for the season, just to name a few. Now we are waiting word on what is wrong with Dutchy.
2nd SIZE. Need I say more? We keep getting fed a line of BS about having a small fast team yet if you look at the teams in the playoff hunt all of them have size and balance. Our Blue Line is ridiculous we can't move anyone from in front of the net and get pushed around in our own zone.
3rd Identity. Wasn't this something Sacco has preached day in and day out. "We need to have an identity and then play with that identity night in and night out." So what is our identity? I have yet to see the same identity show up on the ice two games in a row this season.
So this brings me to the dreaded statement of "WELCOME TO THE SELLERS MARKET." Yeap that is where we are now. pretty much no shot at the playoffs again this year. I personally am sick of our owners and GMs looking to the past while making statements of building from within about our team. Lets build but build correctly. if you were the Shermenator what players would you build around? Who is untouchable if anyone? And most of all what in the heck is going on with our promotional team with KSE can someone please tell me how you can promote a product with two commercials saying "it's all about the A" yet the two people you have in the commercials look disinterested?
Untouchables for me are:
Dutchy, and Stastny and if he can return Chris GD Stewart
These three are worth building around. That is pretty much it. From there i personally believe you can blow up the team so to speak and find some direction. I wouldn't mind keeping Liles but not a necessity. So who do you keep? Who do you build around and where do we go from here??