Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya bring multiple Cup rings with them from Chicago and the offense is loaded, but the blue line is still ill-defined and the goaltending is blah. Blah won't cut it in the Central.
Will Antti Niemi be enough of an upgrade in goal, or at least bring enough competition to get Kari Lehtonen back on track? And is the defense appreciably better? No way to definitively answer "yes" to any of those questions.