Dallas has traded away Grossman to PHI last year.
They also traded away Fistric to EDM recently and Pardy to BUF in the off-season.
Souray left for ANA.
That's 4 of their top 7 from last year that are gone.
Goalies don't adjust well to new defensive groups.
When Ryan Miller had his terrible season following his Vezina, it was because BUF had lost Tallinder & Lydman, and perhaps another to free agency.
Myers was only in his 2nd year and he was completely lost out there without his D-partner.
Apparently, Dallas sees good things in their kids.
I don't know... we'll see.
Dallas also added older, softer forwards in Jagr & Whitney & Roy. And they let Ott go, who was defensively solid.
That might help their offense, but not their defense.
(Maybe they are just trying to sell tickets with offense???)
I think Dallas will be in several 5-4 and 6-5 games this year...
Last edited by Pengwin7; 01-17-2013 at 01:45 PM.