On your other three points....
1: I said this..."Our goaltending has been suspect at best for large stretches."
2: Ghost has 31pts. this season. If you believed that he was going to keep up his pace from last season, you were dreaming. That was an other-worldly type of start for him. Also, he has been bounced in and out of the lineup by Hak, who has made him the scapegoat for our team's shortcomings this season. He is doing fine, but could be doing better with a better system and more confidence instilled into him by our coach.
3: Depth guys were a joke last year lol they still are. We got away with it because of plays from Ghost and a mostly healthy G and good goaltending.
Last point in RE: to PEB......it is a 2 year deal...in 2 years...PEB will be gone....it is a measly 1.45AAV...There is really nothing to do with that money this year and then next year we have enough coming off the books to where it is not really effecting too much. I feel like we have been through this.