People are freaking out because this team is showing all the deficits that it has shown for 3 years prior.
Exactly right. Even when healthy, this looks like the same team as last season and the season before and the season before except that they are getting slightly better every season but it's the same old bad habits year after year. It doesn't matter who is brought in, it seems like a culture thing moreso than anything else. Losers mentality. Their record is not indicative of their play IMO.
What does Ralph see in Whitney and Potter? Seriously, they're absolutely ****ing terrible and shouldn't belong in the NHL. These guys are AHL defensemen.
Hemsky was flying again tonight. Yakupov is 10x more dangerous on RW. Eberle doesn't have an ounce of confidence right now. Schultz is good. Hall is good at face-offs.
Not much in the cupboards D-wise right now.
They should not have been on the ice in OT though. You only need 4 dmen in OT, and the other two pairs are way better. (Though N.Schultz has an off game too)
Whitneys response to being scratched was to play worse.. horrible .. bad stretch of luck in this game as well.. Still sitting in a playoff spot though.. only 1 point behind the nucks to.. We will turn this around.. I do not understand why Whitney got so much time though, he was noticeably bad all game.