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12-29-2011, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by dats81 View Post
Remember when we started the season and Bryz posted the shutout and the goaltending situation looked so bright?

Something went wrong with our defense and it's not just about losing Pronger - who hasn't been playing anywhere close to 100% before we lost him.
Just some observations from my side: they seem to watch the play instead of interfering way too often, no grittiness, not getting their nose dirty...we are lacking a real warrior on the blue line, someone like Derian Hatcher.
Someone else on here said it well - When we win and look good, we attribute that to our Defense. When we lose and look like @ss - we attribute that to bad goaltending.

I think until we hold accountability on others, the way we do on goalies (i.e. if Matt Carle has an absolutely awful game, bench him and throw him under the bus) - maybe it won't take our goalies so long to regain their stride.

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