Yes keep the same group we've had for the past 2 seasons and hope they miraculously become good.
McBain was terrilbe last season. Harrison is average. Pitkanen keeps missing assignments.
Allen was our best defensive d-man
McBain was the best offensive threat we had from the blue line last year, Pitkanen played extremely well last year when healthy, and Harrison is also a good offensive threat.
Allen will not be back, so you can get that idea out of your head.
Murphy and Doumilin also need to be accounted for, and if the Canes jump on the idea of trading for Jordan Staal than I could see them trading Harrison and Joslin and signing Suter.
With these defensive pairings.
Gleason - Faulk
Suter - Murphy
Pitkanen - McBain
Also, our defense will look much better if we can get some offense. Trading for Staal and signing Parise would do wonders for the Canes.