So, what if these things happen?
Well, honestly, if the team suffers another injury or two, the can still make the playoffs. If Rinne or Arvidsson struggle, they can make the playoffs.
However, if the second line falters or two of the other scenarios occur, we could be looking toward next season. Or, begging to trade for a new forward. Maybe signing Jaromir Jagr. Now that the team – and fans – have tasted greater success, patience will decrease.
Granted, it is unlikely that all of these things happen.
But, what if….