Crap, at this point I'll take just 40 minutes of hockey!
That was pathetic last night. The coaching staff might say "we were happy because we didn't give up" but the reality is that great third period really just proves they're not getting anywhere near the most from the players they have. It would have been better if they sucked all game; it's even more embarrassing when you suck the first two periods then play a great third! Laziness.
I cringed when they got that last pp - then cringed more with the 5 on 3 - I knew when they didn't score all of their hard fought momentum would swing back to Carolina, and that's exactly what happened.
New NHL rule recommendation for '07: Ability for teams to decline penalties.
I had to TIVO part of the game. Am I the only one who fast forwards through the kings power plays because I know nothing will happen? Just curious. Also, give them a little break for not having their skating legs in the first and second. It is extremely difficult to travel from east to west, any business travelers will back me up on this. That being said, be professionals and play a full 60 minutes.