How scary good will Edmonton be in a few years?
So just looking at how bad they have been over the last few years, and their recent draft choices..and the pretty apparent selection of Nugent-Hopkins in this coming draft...it's just nuts how good their offense is going to be.
BUT They badly need some defensive assets and a goaltender worth his salt besides Dubnyk...who many still think is the answer for a while..
So I ask you guys, is Edmonton going to be Pittsburgh or Chicago scary good in a few years because of the likes of Taylor Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, Sam Gagner, Pajaarvi, Cogliano up front?
I am still not convinced. Even with that offensive force they will have...the cupboard is bare on defense, (Peckham, Marincin, Tebuert...Plante? Petry?) to me...they are still a few top 5 picks and big free agent Dmen signings away from being anything close to a competitor. Not to mention the goalie field in Edmonton...Dubnyk....and that's pretty much it.
Anyone else going to be..surprised but not if they take Larsson with the #1?