The Young Guys 2.0
Okay let me try this again, the first one is gone and I will admit I wrote it poorly and my point wasn't made, obviously.
Here I go, the young guys, Lucic, Sobotka, Krejci and Nokelainen are decent prospects, and on a top projection, Lucic will be a 20 goal scorer, Krejci similar to Bergeron, Sobtoka and Nokie being plugger with potential to score 10 goals.
But, many people are playing the old, "wait and don't sign anyone, let the kids play, we made the playoffs and took the Habs to 7 games!" Well, first off, we were only 10 points out of first, but 1 point away from being out the playoffs. They were 1 win away from not having to play the Canadiens in the first place, and anyone satisfied with losing in the 1st round in the playoffs, come on. We haven't won a playoff series in 10 years!
This team can't bank on the improvement of these kids for this season. I can't stand when people say that this team will get to the playoffs, because it might just miss them as well. Bergeron is coming back, Fernandez is coming back, but when you look at this team now, you just can't bank on Krejci and Lucic doing well. These guys will hopefully pan out, but I think we are all doing the Red Sox thing and really being pumped about these guys when they only played 30 good games (Krejci) or did well in the playoffs (Sobotka). I'm not ready to say, these guys can really bring this team to the playoffs as the team stands now.
My first post kind of made it seem like I was saying the prospects suck, which wasn't what I was trying to say.