Another wide open net goal, that's 5 of the 10 goals Backstrom has allow by my count.
It's ridiculous how many goals Suter has been on the ice for.
That's what happens when you're the #1 guy logging lots of minutes though. And I say that as fan who sees that he's struggling. As for Backstrom, you nailed it. Open net goals galore, because he hits the ground and takes his precious time getting back up. He'd rather try to make a save by planking.
Fire Yeo. Trade em all. Panic mode engaged. They can't turn this around.
That's not the point. Am I giving up on the season? No. But there is something DRASTICALLY wrong about the fact that we are only getting goals from ONE line. This was game 5. With the exception of Granlund, it's only been Heatley, Parise, and now Koivu for the forwards. That's it. It's crazy. Insane kind of crazy.
So we added a top-ten pick and the grand prize UFA at both forward and defense. This off-season was a GM's dream come true and we got everything you could possible ask for to make a team better.
...so how are we still so comically bad at ice hockey?
Wouldn't go that far. This isn't basketball so the two grand prize UFAs aren't turning everything around overnight. Still, the D looks like last year and everyone not on the top line is still in Lockout mode.
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"Will beats skill when skill doesn't have enough will."
Sorry, but we seriously don't look any better than we have for the last four years. It's the same incredibly sloppy mistakes, lack of discipline, and general complacency and unmotivated play that we're just accustomed to by now.
If it were just one or even three losses, whatever. But it's the continuation of an incredibly long-running pattern and our cure-all hasn't really seemed to do anything.