+ Despres: Great game.. sadly. Sadly because nobody else decided they wanted to join him. He played great all game long.
+ Vitale: Because we lovehis heart. He plays like Talbot played in 08.
- Dan Bylsma: Look.. I blame the players for not showing up, but it's teh coaching that has to get the message and keep it in the locker room. You can't cut everyone for **** efforts. You can cut a coach for not being able to manage it. Dan Bylsma has lost the locker room as much as MT did in 08. And TRUST me.. this roster is damn good and worthy of a Cup. I said it in 08-09 and I was right. I'm saying it again. We need a change in the coaching dept.
And don't blame Shero. He's done nothing but everything he could. He makes great trades and busts his ass to get UFAs who do not come.
Trust me.. this team is good enough. They just have no desire. No heart. No passion. No anything. They went out and didn't even bother wanting to win. They just wanted to go out and get it handed over. The reason we won in 09 was because of the most unreal passion to get what was taken from them. They felt their hearts break losing the Cup and they went out every night to die to get it back when Bylsma took over. They bought in and went full 200%.
Goodbye - Bylsma. You are MT all over again. It's the players fault too, but lord knows we can't cut everyone.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
There is no time to F around. It can quickly get to be unrecoverable and we'd be stupid to waste another season of malkin/crosby.
I totally agree, if I were Shero, I would sit down with Bylsma to see what his plan is to turn this ship around into a cup contender. If there is no answer other than "we need to get to our game" then its time to go.
The coaching sucks but people are over estimating the team. Look at the rosters of Boston, Chicago, San Jose, LA. Then look at ours. What player not names Malkin, Crosby, Neal scares you? We lost Staal for a major downgrade in Sutter.
The coaching sucks & the team just isn't as good as people thought it was.
Games like this are a precursor to the playoffs (should we be so fortunate). You can see the team's deepest flaws.
Not sure why the powerplay continues to suck year after year. Looks at what the Islanders put on the ice tonight. Just guys playing the right roles, moving the puck because they know where their teammates are going to be. That Penguins powerplay has been brutal for years now. Never lived up to expectations. And thats on the coaching.
Goaltending once again... its our combobreaker. I think if Vokoun had started.. well we probably still lose.. but its a respectable 1-0.. instead of a laughter. Not sure what else needs to be said about Fleury. Hes been given chance after chance. He has a legion of fans who defend him with blind devotion. Does he deserve it any more? 2 of those goals tonight were just awful to watch. The Grabner goal was also a poor shot.. but mishandled by Fleury's notorious slow glove hand.