I hope last night was rock bottom but I don't think it was unfortunately. I keep telling myself that they're tired and that when their backs are against the wall say... I dunno early next week when they're just 2 pts up on Pitt that they'll turn it around... But this has been bad for a month or so now. They had been gettin pts when they didn't deserve it and winning games they had no business winning.
Now we are seeing accurate results of how they've been playing.
they win this one............end the whopping 2 game losing streak
this board is funny. How spoiled are we when there is panic after losing two games
I don't think it's a panic. I think for most of us we watched this team all year piling up points and aside from Hank's unreal play couldn't figure out how this roster was beating everyone. I wondered when the other shoe would drop and as the season has gone on Torts has managed to make the roster worse with his unwillingness to give ice time to anyone who isn't sterling away from the puck. Our problem, which he ignores is that we suck when we have the puck. We have two lines that have no idea what to do with the puck when they have it. Our "3rd" line which is a 4th line on any good team if you assume these three even make the roster of a good team takes the puck and hides behind the net with it.
We have players like Dubi and Hags who are strong 3rd line players playing up and we have alot of youth which is starting to effect us. Also the minutes on McD and Girardi (more Girardi than McD) are taking their toll and as the games have become tougher, MDZ and Stralman are being exposed some (more Stralman).
Face it, step outside the fact that we have 91 points and look at this team and try and tell me this roster should win a playoff round let alone contend for the cup. You can't if you are being honest with yourself. And Torts isn't helping with his arrogant, stubborn approach to everything.
The long term future is bright; near term future, losing faith. And don't resign Biron. He's average and paid to be better than that. Last night we played well enough defensively to pitch a shutout (McD and Girardi completely neutralized Spezza's line) and Marty gave it away. Move on.