Another loss. Dominant 3rd period? So what. 60 games in......... the time for moral victories is long over. We are finding ways to lose these games.
Soft Goals ,period . anyone see the Interview with Roy yesterday . He said Larry robinson came into the sauna and said four words to him , " NO MORE BAD GOALS " .Hank as been our best player for a long time in this town ,but overall this year he has been bitten by the softy bug . Still has to be tough to play in front of a team that cant score 3
What a ridiculous example of selective memory. Last I checked, deflections aren't bad goals.
The team is taking a dump and it's aaalwaays Hank's fault that we aren't winning. Every time, always the same
The game winner is on him, period. You can sugar coat it all you want, but it just is. He had a good game against the Deb's, sure, but he just hasn't been what we need in this last stretch of 10 games. Look at the game against the Kings, we go up 3-2 with 4 mins left and they come back down and score from behind the net........ TBH I think hes hiding an injury.
How about recognizing that you don't have alot of talent and adjusting your game to it?
Ya know, like they coach before him did
If you don't think that's what he's done then you're blind. He's created a grind-it-out, hard-working style that gives us a chance in many games. The fact that this team is currently, albeit barely, in a playoff spot is because of this style of play. You can't expect to be much better than this with this group of players.
How can they continue to be so dreadful at home? How can you lose games on goals by Dan Carcillo? Not Carter, Richards, Giroux but Dan Carcillo. Really, this group is talent challenged. Everyone said February would tell the tale with this group. How do you like it so far?
at least there was some effort today. Could have used that against the devs.
Credit the flyers for playing smart and not taking a bunch of dumb penalties. Sure thay could have been called for a couple, but overall they played it smart. Guess they fear our PP? lol
We need to keep weeding out the under-performers.
What we really need in terms of personnel are (surprise, surprise) are 2 guys that can work down low. One on O and one on D.
We suck down low. We need to bury loose pucks, and we need to clear our own crease. That also helps our PP.
Time to check my reels. Fly-fishing season is coming.
Flyers were tackling Rangers all over the place in the 3rd. Another travesty of a game from the officials. Still the Rangers only showed up for about 30 minutes, and a pissing away points left and right.
They have a bunch of very nice players but nothing elite. They play hard for the most part but that's only going to get you so far.
The problem is they NEVER are in the lottery.
That's where you get elite talent at.
I wanted that sorry excuse for a hockey team last year to be in the lottery.
This is to all those too proud Ranger fans who think this team is too good to be in lottery because "only teams like Pittsburgh tank" blah blah blah....
Well this is the result.
Also while I'm on a lack of talent rant...
The lack of top end talent on this team probably also has to do with why the PP has been horrendous.
Really it's been like that for a few years now. Different coaches, different players but one constant is, NO ELITE TALENT. It's the same type of player: hard working.
That's no coincidence. imo