I'm ready for the playoffs. I still don't see my pens going beyond the 2nd round. Missing a good scoring winger or two, and a really really solid D.
Shero did a good job of getting enough talent to fill out the 3/4 lines for the year with Jarko, Petrovicky, Eckman. Eaton is our most "solid" Dman. Brooks has been playing well latley but he's at most a more physical Eaton, with less control. His presence is needed though for a team that doesn't a ton of physical guys. (Jarko, Laraque & Roberts are the only other "tough" guys).
I think the youth of the team is what gives them the legs to make the playoff push, but i don't think they have enough yet to compete as a "whole" team to take the cup.
I like the direction of the team, but they are missing a few players yet.
That being said - on a good night - i think they can take any team in the east. (Exception Tampa Bay - they own the pens).