Does anyone remember the 2015-16 offseason? We were flying high, coming off the Shield, lost Miazga and signed Baah -- that was it, no other major moves, even though there was a gaping hole with the Perry Nelly injury. They chose to stand pat on a good team and it all came crashing down early in the season. Thankfully, Collin was acquired on the cheap and the ship was righted.
You'd think they learn from past mistakes...
To be fair, BWP was abysmal the first 6 or 8 games that year. If he converted some of his chances, the start of the season would have been very different. I think there was one game against KC where he had like 11 or 12 shots and none went in. He ended up having a productive season, but some around here were calling for him to be benched.
But you are right: our defense was in quite a state early that year.