I think we are better than last year, but still would be fortunate just to squeak into the playoffs. Our top six is improved with Torres, Huselius, and Umberger, even if we did lose Zherdev. The D will be better with the Rangers trade, and Commodore's signing. Brendan Morrison would have been huge, but apparently he would rather make less money playing somewhere else. It's too bad, because playing with Nash could have been good for him. We still have a huge problem at center. Umberger is a decent player, but not an NHL first line center. We also need one of our top prospects, C Derrick Brassard, to really emerge as our #2 Center.