We do need to play better teams before making any sweeping analysis of this team. We beat Chicago is what was arguably a terrible game but were completely crushed San Jose. LA we stopped playing and Anaheim was a trade of humiliations. Over the next few weeks we have another showdown with Chicago, along with St. Louis, Nashville and Detroit. Those games will determine where we are. Of course, we have that 7-2-2 record without Kesler. So it does count for something.