If the lines Torts used tonight are used on Saturday and we lose, I would be in favor of firing him on the spot and I'm serious. That's how much of a piss poor job Torts did tonight, a 10 year old could have coached a lot better tonight
He does not know how to make in game changes, it seriously unreal that a coach at his level could be so bad at making an adjustment mid-game.
The 2nd PP unit was horrific, yet he continues to use them and they couldn't even get in the zone. How is Hagelin and Kreider not on a PP unit? How is Del Zotto starting at the point, he can't even hit the net or complete a pass. Prust on the ice in the last 5 minutes? Are you kidding me down 2 goals Prust is getting ice time?
The PP should have been sorted out by now but instead of going to the net to create traffic and cause hell for Holtby he sees every shot or we just miss the net. Even better we look for the perfect pass and don't even shoot. It is pathetic.
Prust, Mitchell, Rupp would almost never see the ice on even strength.
Prust mainly only play PK.
If they had Dubi, at least you'd have Dubinsky on line 3 and Boyle or Fedotenko on line 4. Much better look.
Id throw Prust out there a little bit he played well just not in a scoring manner.
if Dubinsky is ready to go and in place of Mitchell or moving Boyle down to 4th line then I personally do not see a problem with playing them say 8-10 mins (with the lead)
The winning percentage of teams leading a series 3 games to 2 in NHL history in game 6 is .568. The winning percentage in the series however is .793 and .818 for the team at home in game 7. This shows that alot of the teams winning a series after being up 3-2 are doing it in game 7. This isn't the end of the world.
Nope, it's not. Which is why I still believe they take game 7, despite being fairly certain they would poo poo game 6.
We must remember that this is a very young team, and I really think that first goal, scored so early in the game, completely destabilized us, and took us off our game. Really think we will come out strong Saturday, and it is imperative we score first.
Also, some of our important second tier players (Artie, Step, Hags) must show up, including the captain, who has had a very quite series. Although, it would help if Stepan played with Cally, and maybe with Kreider, who can use his speed.
Geez, I hope you're right about saturday. Our performance tonite was totally demoralizing; really don't understand it. Torts really needs to stop being so pigheaded about the line combinations!