Two things that are far from a guarantee.
I hope he can stay healthy AND provide decent goaltending. If we only get one or none of those, it could be a real problem again.
I dunno, honestly, I feel that would be the wrong way to look at it.
We have a 20 year old rookie goaltender who is expected to be THE guy in between the pipes for the next 15 years. Is it really smart asset management to overlook the guy behind him, who may need to become THE guy
Yup... everything is always terrible! That is why I took a bit of sabbatical over the past few months. The negativity is pretty taxing after a while and I would not even say, as a fan, that I am all that positive. Fletcher has a team right now that should make the playoffs and is better than the slop Hextall put on the ice last year - all the while Hexy was telling us the team is a playoff team - which was either overvaluing his players or just plain incompetent.
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There are actually a lot of them.
I think we are seeing the results of a fanbase that had become accustomed to regular degrees of success that has seen Very Little of that over the past seven seasons - in which the unfortunate reality has been the least successful stretch of hockey that this fanbase has ever had to endure.
At the very least, this team's overall makeup has changed considerably and the emergence of a top level backstop in Carter Hart should be great to see.