looking at a team like Toronto, can't figure out how they're a playoff contender. the line is so ****ing fine...we've had injuries, blown countless leads...we need a retool not a rebuild....
Next year we might look back at this one as a blessing not the curse it appears to be right now. We will have a high draft pick plus guys like Eller and Subban, Desharnais and Pacioretty will have learned from this year of failure. It sometimes has to be bad before it can get better. All teams have growing pains and it shows on our guys, many of them thrust into important roles way to early, it has it's lumps right now but will pay off by experience gained. We have to be one of the younger teams in the league and it shows, inconsistency is a growing pain and we will get stronger. GO HABS.
I wish the RDS crew would have people who seem to understand hockey more than just looking at the basic stats (G,A,P). I mean, they really think Kostitsyn is a run of the mill third liner, do these guys even know what ES points are, not really AK's fault he gets underused on the PP. I mean do they even realise the guy is on a 35 ES point pace (for 82 games) despite getting fairly hard opposition. They want him to take a third liner's salary wich they peg at 2-2.5, have they seen the contract Joel Ward got in the last offseason?
Anyway, it would be really nice if they would actually make an effort to inform people about matchups and ES offence and other simple to understand but real things like that. It's not like those are extremely complicated things to find or understand. It would be far more interesting to listen to things like that than useless biased crap that doesn't seem to actually be based on reality.