Joined: Jul 2018
it will be hard, but the core forwards is still there (i am assuming Connor gets signed - long term now that Laine is pissing on his teammates). Laine is not an important factor here, remember last season he scored at approx. 3 goals per month pace (excluding November) - even less. Vesalainen can score at this pace too. The D will be in trouble but let's see how it plays out. If Josh is healthy, Kulikov plays decent, Pionk and Niku can still upgrade their game (they are young players), Poolman and Beaulieu can be good 3rd pairing; they can squeeze for playoffs. I am not saying they are contenders, just that they can slip into the 3rd Central place or WC.