Rest of the team was absolutely atrocious. Dubinsky and Callahan are playing like 3rd liners (which they probably are), Gaborik's line has slowed down, Richards can't get his linemates going right now, and the Boyle line, which was great last year are awful this year.
Another very bad performance, which is suddenly amplified when you see the talented teams we play next.
Not liking what I'm seeing from Gaborik, Richards, and Callahan these past 2 games. They are supposed to be our 3 best forwards and leaders. Way too much passing and perimeter play and not enough shooting. Callahan needs to be more disciplined.
Hank, Stepan and Girardi with the stars. Dubinsky and Callahan were particulary awful, which says alot considering how awful we played.
The sad part is, we'll probably see alot more of these games by teams who are simply better than us, because their players aren't dumb as rocks, have hands of stone and a coach that believes it's still the 90's.
The rest of them were terrible. they work hard to get the puck, then they dump it and give it away again. I cannot tell if they are talentless or have no fire, but this is 2 straight games hat they were significantly outworked. They did not win battles.
This is a disgrace. We played 4 minutes of hockey. Not watching Friday. I've never seen us play this awful. "Team Hustle and Heart" is playing with no effort, or intent to win. Someone in the locker room needs to step up, and tell these guys off.
For a guy who's been watching hockey for over 30 years, it's kinda sad to see the skill level of the game erode like I've seen. I'm not saying every team needs to have 10 Crosby's, but the simple plays like connecting a cross ice pass, or shooting the puck from the point seem like a rarity for this team.
Mike Del Zotto has 19 shots on goal in 18 games. That is pathetic for a top-4 d-man who plays the PP.
Aaron Johnson is a bottom pairing guy and he has 20 shots in 12 games for the damn Blue Jackets.
These players are not responding to Torts. Not at all. I'm not saying fire his arrogant ass, but I wouldnt be surprised if he was
Prust, Boyle & Fedotenko should not be on the ice down 2-1 with 2 minutes left. Just another example of bad coaching.
Dubi & Cally with another stinker
Cally doing the Drury impression there
Richards sure did not deserve his paycheck tonight
Only players that were above criticism were Girardi, McD (had some early gaffes) and Hank - who was the POG
PK was good too
PP is a disaster- as was the extra man play at the end
I seriously think Gabby had a brainfart at the end dumoing the puck with 10 seconds left - but this is Torts hockey
And it sux
Oh yeah - Richards with Prust & Feds in the 3rd is a great coaching decision too...