On paper we are way more talented than the Isles, they had good goaltending , played as a team and had a good coach, we didn't until it was too late in the season. We have a coach and good goalie now...We have alot of talented young players that just need to be properly coached and utilized and they need some confidence. I predict we will blow by them in the standings next year.
That's on Hextall. He was nothing if not dogmatic in his approach.
Or, as Homer put it several times, unrelenting (or was it unwavering?).
Now, imagine if the CBJ deadline gamble didn't pay off. How the story would be different - go all in, forsake a ton of draft picks, and likely lose FOUR major cogs in the offseason. Panarin, Bob, Duchene, and Dzingel.
Most of the time, that's what happens - deadline deals don't pan out.
As for the summer, tho
Oh dear God. It only took Columbus a kazillion years. And we're negatively comparing flyers scouting to Columbus. I mean look what they added at the deadline.
There's negative, and then there's simply foolishness.