With all of the hoopla over how much depth we have in the organization and the fact most of our picks have been in the mid range over the last 5-10 seasons, are we in a position to be one of those teams who are good enough to make the playoffs but not good enough to win the cup? Safe to say we don't have any superstar talent in the A or in the juniors, or at least no one who has stuck out. We have a good core of players but will still rely on free agency or a trade to make this team a true contender. Since 98 we have had a pretty good team making it to the conference finals and the cup finals. Due to all of our success we have missed out on a lot of high end talent because of it. Karlsson was a diamond in the ruff as well as Lehner. Thanks to great scouting we were able to steal those players. As it stands we have Ryan, Turris, Michalek, MacArthur, and Anderson all via free agency/trades. In goal we should be fine for the future but there is no assurances that Michalek, Ryan, or MacArthur resign with us and must go out again to find top 6 replacements. Looking at teams like SJ, ANA, LA, show where we need to be in order to have a chance to win the cup. The only teams in the east that can match that type of play are Boston and Pittsburgh and to a lesser extent Detroit. Do we have enough talent in the pipeline in the next few years to become better than we are right now? I don't see it.