Tampa was 22-23-6 at the start of February 2017 the season they missed the playoffs. That's 51 games. They were a pedestrian 12-9-3 at the start of December 2019. That's 24 games, but a more recent example of sluggish play. What rookie is being buried right now? POJ has gotten substantial minutes, even as guys get healthy. Drew O'Conner? He's offered nothing in what we've seen so far. Maybe the line mix is bad, but no one is being buried or sheltered. As far as acquisitions go, I know we have the "he's going to score goals" clip, but Rutherford did his own thing. I've thought Yzerman/BriseBois were far more consistent in their team-building approach. Sullivan's not perfect. I'm just playing devil's advocate by pointing out there could be an argument toward keeping him and developing a better roster via more calculated moves.