I mean, I think there have been some deviations like keeping Bjornfot up here since they ripped off a six game win streak or whatever it was. Things like that lead to some raised expectations and you sometimes have to reward your players as a GM. Much like DL getting Sekera after a seven game win streak in 2015, Blake sticks with Bjornfot because it is important that he rewards these guys and has them keep trying to make the playoffs v. mailing it like we've seen the past two seasons. They won't make the playoffs and they will have wound up burning a year off the ELC but it is worth it in the long run for the reason I mentioned plus Bjornfot's development in general. When you see rumors of wanting to upgrade LD with some awesome talent, sure...who doesn't want to do that. But that doesn't sound like a TDL type move unless Blake gets crazy value. Roll with what they have the rest of the way and if they make the playoffs then that is gravy. Keep all of your powder dry and acquire some more powder via a Top 10 draft pick (hopefully) if they miss. Go into the offseason flush with cap space, assets and some of the veterans one year closer to contracts that will soon be over. Exciting times. It's going to all be up to Blake now to put this thing together correctly. I love dumping on the guy but I hope to be praising him next season.