All the former players are on the Islanders, now look how bad that team is... 7th Place!!
Here's your first clue, its Top Gun, do they win the fights? Ok you're good
TG 05tier 1 Black beat Winchester PeeWee A for the bronze medal in Lake Placid. That is something to build on. Right?
When your alternates are far far better than anyone else on your team...there is a problem. And, they chose to stay with their town program for better coaching.