Yeah, I don't think the core will change much (unless the wheels completely fall off - - it's the only thing left to change) in terms of the core players leaving. I would imagine that a new core would probably evolve and what has been our core will be less of a focus as they age.
Coots, Konecny, Provorov, who knows will become that.
Not by the end of the year.
It's possible by next year we're ready, provided we actually make the playoffs this year and the
I can say it because I straight up don’t agree with the idea that they’ve lost more games due to lack of scoring than to lack of defense. If you have to score 5, 6 or even 7 goals to win, the defense is your problem.
In those games it doesnt doesn’t matter if you lose 5-1 and G and Jake disappeared or if you lose 5-3 but heck at least Jake and JVR and G all got goals and are consistent. That’s not a thing that works.
Hot ot and cold is pretty much how the game goes an
He has a very average shot. It's not particularly quick, or hard, or accurate. And so he's also not a confident shooter. He puts it in the goalie's bread basket most of the time. Has he worked on it? Not a lot of evidence for that. I don't understand how players don't improve parts of their game. It's their job, it's all they do.
"Needing" to make a move for "this year" is what loses Justin Williams and gains you a Danny Markov. (EDIT: I get that you're not necessarily advocating for a rental situation, and that you are happy to have a too many talented LW "problem" next year).
I don't feel the "need" to move Ghost so they can be the eighth best team in the East. If they're going to move Ghost, they should get something with a longer effect than "we might make the playoff this season."