The team's maddeningly inconsistent play I believe stems from Wang's philosophy on how to run the organization. He's a shrewd businessman, I'm not saying he's stupid, but until he sells the team or allows the hockey people to make the hockey decisions we are doomed for mediocrity. There were 2 glaring issues on the roster that needed to be addressed before the start of the season - bona fide NHL defense and goaltending. Goalie: They brought back Nabby, who was incredibly hot down the stretch, but looked to be old and slow during the playoffs. Poulin, while young, has been maddeningly inconsistent in the AHL in seasons past, he'd make the great athletic save and let in the real softies. Bryzgalov would not have been a great fit, the only time he really excelled was in Phoenix, playing behind a defensive system. Emery's best days were behind him as well, not to mention the medical risk. What I would have done/still do: Anaheim has 4 NHL quality goalies right now (Jonas Hiller, pending UFA, Viktor Fasth, resigned last year, Frederik Andersen (buried in AHL, might be best of all), and John Gibson, the USA WJC winner). Hiller is a pending UFA, probably could be had for a couple of picks or a prospect and a pick. Defense: Anyone notice how mightily we struggle against the bigger teams in the league? LA manhandled us in the third, Toronto pushed us around like a bunch of teenagers. The Flyers do as well. Let's send the 6-4 Reinhart back to juniors rather than give him a few games to see if he really is ready like he looked in the preseason. Hamonic needs a real top end partner. AMac should be a 2nd pairing guy if not 3rd, not to mention he has regressed. Carkner, for all he provides in terms of toughness, is too slow. Lately our best defenseman has been Thomas Hickey, but he's small. Lubo is a big loss. Donovan shows flashes, as does Ness. Ron Hainsey went to Carolina as a UFA on a $2M deal. Scuderi would have been a great fit as well, and a LI native. All teams bring in pieces from the outside, and it's required to take the next step in terms of becoming a perennial playoff team. Until the philosophy changes of basically just promoting kids and almost guaranteeing them a spot, we are doomed to stay mediocre. A professional sports team is not a regular corporation. Totally promoting from within does not work. If Donovan beat out a veteran who was brought in, great. They needed to build off the enthusiasm from the 6 games in the playoffs last year, not sit idle.