not_a_wings_fan wrote:keithp40 wrote:not_a_wings_fan wrote: Let it go. You can still hope and root and cheer... but don't turn down plans because you are saving the date to watch the Blues' playoff run.
But by all means, drink as much koolaide as you want.
how quickly we forget!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
I didn't forget anything. I remember how we stood pat at the deadline, kept a PoS coach, and really didn't do anything in the offseason because we were so in love with our record for the second half of the season.
I keep hearing this stuff from some people, and I'm sorry, but if you don't see the positives from a young team getting valuable playoff experience, then I don't know what to say.
First...Tkachuk was shopped but nobody was offering anything...so we kept him. So it's not like the Blues didn't see what they could get for some guys.
Second...I'm glad they made the playoffs last season. It was an exciting run, but more importantly the more playoff experience the young players can get early in their careers, the better.
Third...I got news for you. Murray wouldn't have been fired last offseason if we had missed the playoffs.
And actually, the playoff run last season ended up getting Murray fired because of how the team fell short of expectations this season. So I think you are really looking at last season's run the wrong way.
It was a good thing for numerous reasons.
I do agree that we should have done something in the offseason, but I don't think we had much cap room to work with.
With the contracts coming off of the books this offseason, we will have a lot of room to make some moves...assuming they don't resign Kariya and Mason. Which brings up a question...do you resign Kariya for less? How much less? Would you take him at $3.5 million? I think it depends on who else is available...but we'll see.