Power play is horrendous, momentum killer yet again. How the people in charge on and off the ice are not held accountable is by the far the biggest failure of this organization. We are now rolling out the bottom six players as if that's a solution. It's abject coaching void of ideas and this overlying structure which bans creativity and risk taking in general is killing us.
Some people need to stop excuses. they werent luckky goals. We all know Hank cant save the over the shoulder shots that his weakness. The second goal was a nash brainfart but hank has to be aware. By the way Kreider and miller look great together
What the **** do they do in practice? Imagine how horrible this team would be without practice. Could have taken a 2-1 lead if the Flowerplay didn't suck big donkey dick. Instead, they're down 2-0. Seriously. Why can't they come to play every night??
That's the point. We don't practice. Other teams show signs of knowing each others playing styles. We don't.
lol. If Hagelin or Gaborik turned it over, there would be a 30 pg thread bashing them. But it's Nash, so he'll escape criticism for his incompetent play.
Agenda is still going strong, he didn't turn it over in the slot it was blindly tossed at him, in his feet and he failed to clear. Which is something he needs to be able to do... But, since you dislike him and want JM back and to trade for Vanek you blow it outta proportion.
I would give Miller a look with top six wingers, because he looks okay with the puck on his stick and has some poise. Can't be any worse than we've been.There's still plenty of hockey to play and we didn't look so bad when we weren't on the PP.
The PP is absolutely the most damning and frustrating thing about this team. It literally needs to be torn down, dragged out, burned, buried and rebuilt from the bottom up.
As for MDZ... I constantly can't stand him. I called him brainless earlier in the season and took heat because he was 'playing like our best d-man'. I honestly think MDZ is a disaster waiting to happen in most games and it's just a matter of whether it will or not. He has all the skill in the world and literal bricks between his ears.
And beyond Lundqvist, who needs to be better for us to climb in the standings, our PP needs a complete overhaul. And if that means moving our coveted PP coach, than so be it.
Even if Lundqvist was as inconsistent as he was this season, IF our PP was even AVERAGE, we'd have at least another W in the standings. Fact is that our PP has crippled our come back ability and impacts the momentum in our games EVERY time. Time to go back to the drawing board.
You know, I actually thought the Miller-Stepan-Kreider-Staal-Pyatt PP looked better than the one with Nash, Richards and Gaborik.
Without a doubt. Not been around long enough to learn the dump and chase PP strategy that reigns with the established PP guys. They actually played a possession game looking for that nice chance. Resembled what 29 other teams are allowed to do. Staal shoulda potted one. This PP strategy is a catastrophe. Seems like the strategy is... nothing. Simply nothing at all