We need some ****ing defense.
The only NHL level defenseman we have are Phillips, Volchenkov, Kuba and Carkner. Carkner should play a number 5 role, and he's being forced into the top 4. Karlsson is injured, but it's hard to tell with him. He looked awful at the beginning but great more recently.
Regardless, I don't see us going far with that defense, because we don't have all-star goaltending to make up for it.