At least he had the balls to say something. I just wish he would have spoken about the last 3 games played by Parent. He has been awful, he coughs the puck up, is soft on net coverage and cannot clear the puck to save his life, and we ride jones.
See, I have no problem with Parent in the defensive zone, I think the pairing of Kimmo and him works very well in its own zone. But I don't like the pairing overall, they're both too defense oriented, we get no push up the ice when they're out there.
I wonder if that sentiment was passed onto the players following the game last night. I mention it late last night. This has been a problem for awhile now. We have not been able to match teams sense of urgency or desperation. teams out of the playoffs have nothing to play for, teams like the Leafs have players auditioning for jobs and the Flyers let the Leafs dictate the hockey game. Inexcusable at this point.
I hope Stevens and Holmer let em know about it.
I guess we will find out on Friday if they got that message.
Are there other examples of Parent failing to clear the puck in front of the net besides last night? Just wondering because some people make it sound like it's happened dozens of times.
I don't mean to make excuses for him, but on that goal last night it looked to me like he thought Marty had it and he was just trying to box out the Leaf from getting to the goalie. The Leaf made a good play to get his stick on the puck through Ryan's stick and under Marty's pad. **** happens.