So at the risk of getting flamed, I am putting on my big boy pants, leaving emotions behind, and logically looking forward to next year's team regardless if we make the playoffs this year or not. Currently, I can see a lineup like this:
Does that float your boat? Nah, it doesn't make me excited, either. What about, using our current assets in Charlotte, something like this:
Notice who's missing? Yep, Jeff Skinner, who I think we should trade for a top-tier defenseman. I also think we should send other chunks of our defense packing (like Gleason and McBain) so a retooled defense could look like this:
New Stud - Pitkanen
New Stud - Faulk
Bellemore - Harrison
Anyways, just thinking out loud about how to get some mojo going next season. This one has sucked big time.