I'm really disliking what the management is doing at this point. It seems as if they're focusing solely on the now. Who cares about winning games right now, we're not going to make the playoffs, and winning will only bring us further away from a draft pick.
You never choose to tank at the beginning of the season, but halfway through, if you're not playing like a playoff, and your points reflect that, you need to start planning ahead and stop trying to move up in the rankings.
We need to play our young guys as much as we can (Eller, Leblanc, Subba, Emelin, Diaz, etc) and we need to absorb the losses and get a better pick. What the hell are we gonna do with the 14th overall pick? What the hell is that going to accomplish? We'll be at the same place next season just because the GM doesn't seem to understand that we don't care about winning right now, we just want to end up with a good team, and the best way to do that is to lose right now.
What a ****ing joke of a team. We have to be in the top-5 most poorly managed teams at this point. Every decision they make is the opposite of what they should be doing.
Sorry for the rant everybody, I've had a really crappy day, I'm just really tired of this team's inability to do anything right. We can't win properly and we can't lose properly. Talk about failing at failing.
What is management supposed to do at this point? Send Price to the minors? We're likely not going to finish bottom 5 with him in net and guys like Cole, Plekanec, Gorges and Subban will still work their ***** off every game even if we're not going to make the playoffs. What has management done in the past month to move up the standings? We traded away one of our highest paid players for someone who makes almost half as much, at this point all Gauthier can do is trade away the UFAs who have no future with the team and see how things play out... I know people want to tank around here but the guys in the dressing room don't care about where we draft and will continue to play hard the rest of the year no matter what place we are in.