Yes, I know the defense is bad, and frankly, given the change in coaching that's exceedingly worrisome. If it's a personnel problem then it needs to be fixed right now. If it's a strategic problem it needs to be fixed right now.
I know Price made some big saves, but one goal every six shots is just not going to be good enough.
What the HELL is wrong with this team? It's got all kinds of good indicators. It's got better possession than any Habs teams in recent memory. It outshoots teams routinely. It scores PLENTY of goals 5-on-5.
But it gets beat a lot. That is not normal.
They score a lot of goals 5-on-5, and get scored even more. 4 even strength goals for each team is a freaky occurance and it's already happened to them TWICE. Their special teams are in shambles. It seems every mistake they make ends up in the net.
I used to think this was mostly a matter of luck and that it would balance out, but I'm seriously starting to think there's a grave underlying problem here -- and it needs to be fixed ASAP, because this team does too many things well to keep losing like this. This team should be better than this. In many ways it has BEEN better than this. But there's something deeply wrong and I'm not sure I can put it down to the curse of randomness anymore.
[QUOTE=Leo Getz;21945332]This Price bashing has got to stop. He let in one questionable goal today.
Is Price losing battles in the corner, and unable to clear the puck out of the Defensive zone?
Is Price turning the puck over?
Is Price the reason we have a **** PP.
Is Price taking bad penalties at bad times?
Exactly. Price was good enough to give us a chance, but he didn't go out and win it for us.
5 goals on 24 shots. Our defense was horrible, but Price was NOT awesome. I don't want to blame him, I know he stole two games against Buffalo and Toronto, but at some point in the third I was hoping for a key save. After the third goal he totally looked out of it...
Why does every loss end up in a "Price<<<Halak" or "Price Should Be Sent Down" solution.
I don't think it ever has. But I'd really like to know why it's impossible to attempt any discussion on goals that WERE bad without being labeled a "hater" (no matter which goalie lets them in) who obviously can't tell good goals from bad goals. The insecurity/fanboyism/defensiveness is beyond palpable and approaching revolting.
We do have to get something done about this d. Call up Belle, who his last game up played ok. Dress MAB as the 7th dman. Our forwards played well enough but our d just gave up to many scoring chances. Carle may need a couple of Games to get his game going up in the big league? I really don't know much about him to judge.
You can't blame Price at all for this. He made 3 brilliant saves in the first period to keep us in the game. It's up to the team in front of him to score take advantage of their chances which we didn't do in the first period. We end up down 2-0. Not Price's fault. It's this type of crap and I mean the OP who had the nerve to use this title that hurts young players from getting over these types of performances, especially one where he doesn't have a chance. Shameful, especially if it's a mod.