In light of what I've seen thus far from the free agency signings and trades for the CBJ, here's your season.
Steve Mason. In my mind, it begins and ends with Mase.
The offense appears to be getting better (provided everyone stays healthy). The defense...it's an incomplete picture, seeing as there is one NHL-quality roster spot still open, but it seems like the quality is improving. But can you really say that Steve Mason has starting-quality competition in the likes of Mark Dekanich or Curtis Sanford? I say no, which makes Mason the key to the playoff kingdom this year.
Light a candle that he - and new goaltending coach Ian Clark - can get it done.