What about getting a lot of these players back healthy is magical? McAvoy is expected to return this week and Grz is day-to-day. Tuukka Rask is expected back soon. They will have most of their team back soon while adding three players who could help. The thing with the playoffs is that this year it doesn't matter what seed you are because all 4 teams that make it out of the East Division are all really good and it would be tough to make it out of the first round even if they finished first. We all know that home ice advantage in the NHL doesn't mean much either. All I care about is that they make the playoffs and are playing their best hockey going into it. If they aren't, then it's not going to be a long run anyways even if they continued their hot start to the year.I'm not being overly negative my man, I'm being realistic. I'm of the opinion that they will not get healthy enough and don't have the depth to make a meaningful run, I don't see the point in selling off assets, no matter how many flaws you see with those assets.
The reality is that your top 3 defenseman is injured and our goalies are out. Asking for them to get healthy is one thing, but making a bunch of mediocre trades in the hopes that everyone magically gets healthy and things start falling our way is a bridge too far for me and it's not like I super value Bjork or the picks. I just think it's a waste when there is just way too much to overcome.