It is great to see the hot goaltending propelling us to having some success lately. However, our new "no hit" defence still needs to be addressed or we will not go far. Losing Volchenkov and Sutton meant losing a huge part of our toughness. Sens management overdid it when it came to acquiring puck movers. When things get rough and tumble come playoff time, how will we manage?
It is scary to think of the Sens going into the playoffs with this powderpuff defence... where our number six is the only dman who can hit. It's nice to get Kuba back but that doesn't change the fact that we are so easy to play against in our end. Without spectacular goaltending we would not have won any of the recent games.
Yes, perhaps there will be help on the way in the area of toughness with Jared Cowen next year. David Rundblad is not very physical either, and it doesn't look like any of the other dmen prospects will be ready.
So I say that we need to deal for some toughness on the back end.