You still have a lot of Lucia’s guys who suck and are just black holes, the new ones either need time or aren’t ever going to pan out, hard to say. For the new guys, LaCombe for instance should be good but when he just mishandles the puck and gifts the other team a 3 on 1 good luck. Zuhlsdorf and Nanne are still bad and just need to go. There’s some hope with the freshmen but in the short term there will be growing pains, just not a recipe for success especially in the short term.
At forward you lost the high end talent like Pitlick and all of the PP and as good as someone like Walker is (he hasn’t been as good this year imo with all the damn penalties) at 5v5 he also isn’t Haula. Much like the D they need to get rid of the old regime’s guys to make room for the new ones but so far Bob’s guys haven’t shown that they’re elite top 6 forwards. Ranta and Meyers maybe could be eventually but right now they aren’t. Outside of that it seems like a lot of depth guys.
The other issue is that all these good teams can skate circles around us and that’s going to need to change. Guys like Johnson and Lacombe should be part of the solution but a lot of them probably aren’t.