How can letting the young team develop and play possibly be disappointing? They just made the playoffs, and I wouldn't give up on them now! They deserve the primary roles. I only expect that the Blues would be aggressive towards adding NHL goalie depth, preferably through free agency.
However, I'd like to think that we'd be able to get enough depth so that if the injuries continue to be a problem, it doesn't take us out of the playoff race.
Last year it wasn't so much just that we had man games lost to injury as it was WHO. Paul Kariya, Erik Johnson, Andy McDonald- you can't have names like that out of the lineup for that long and still expect to make the playoffs... which we did anyway cause we're just awesome
but yea- under normal circumstances
For all we know- another high end playmaker is signed and a bunch of our 3rd and 4th liners get injured. Okay, now what? You can never tell.