We need a winger too... Dump the wolski. Worthless winger.. Dump ward too, overpaid boring grinder.
Seems to be the only guy who realized there was a season this year. I wouldn't dump him, for his contract you'll never get anything of worth and at this point if dump him what type of tone setter in the club house is it when you drop the best player so far?
How many bad angles and uncontested goals from the point need to go in before we can blame the goalies? Is it the defense's fault neither of them can control rebounds?
Holtby looked good last year because Dale packed 5 dudes in front of the net to block shots and clear the crease.
I wouldn't say it's the defenses fault that neither of them can control a rebound, but it is their fault for all the rebound goals were they couldn't tie up the guy that scored said rebound goal...Also what bad angle goals against are you talking about or uncontested goals for that matter???
Obviously there has been a few soft goals, but both goalies have also made a few nice saves. But most of the "uncontested goals from the point" have been scored because of the following:
1. the forward isn't covering his point
2. the forward or defense is screening the goalie
3. Or like most of the shots from the point..the puck gets tipped on its way to the net
Bottom line is, the goalies can only play as well as the players in front of them...this includes def/off playing well in the defensive zone as well as getting some help from the off by actually scoring some goals...the caps have yet to score more than 3 goals this season, because quite honestly, they don't have the depth to do so.
As I said in another thread, it's time for Holtby to go back to Hershey. Getting shelled up here certainly isn't doing him any favors in his development. Let him get his confidence back and find a groove before calling him back up. It's not like Sabourin or Grubauer can do any worse than what we've been getting out of our goalies so far.
As I said in another thread, it's time for Holtby to go back to Hershey. Getting shelled up here certainly isn't doing him any favors in his development. Let him get his confidence back and find a groove before calling him back up. It's not like Sabourin can do any worse than what we've been getting out of our goalies so far.
I said last night and still think he wasn't actually bad last night. Not great of course, but not as bad as his stats suggest. He came into the game after the skaters had already quit.
The only stoppable shot of the three he gave up was Neal's and really, he was allowed to just walk right out in front of Holts unmolested. He could've ordered a pizza with the time he had.
The other two were good goals. No one defended and Braden's out there alone. When he had some view of the shot and a little D help in front of him, he made good solid stops. He was in good position. His rebound control still needs work for sure, but he didn't suck.