is it not sad how little pressure we get offensively game in game out? i mean they know they are getting 15~ shots on goal a game and still can't do anything... what do you think our problem is personally? i think its our aging underskilled top 6 (leggy, fisher, sk, erat, even hornqvist)
When looking at our roster, this is pretty much the play you would expect out of them. But then I have no idea how we were able to produce goals last year with this exact same group of forwards.
It seems like we're playing more conservatively this year. Not sure if that is causing our poor offense or our poor offense forces us to play more conservatively.
gaustad on the PP... that's when you know your offense has hit rock bottom
Gaustad is there for the faceoff and the faceoff alone. If we had a consistent 55-60% guy who was *good* offensively, he wouldn't be out there. I just don't think Legwand/Fisher are good enough on the draw for the PP. You lose the draw, you lose a good 20 seconds.
Plus, Gaustad is a big body in front of the net. He can't replace Horny, but we really only have a few options there. Wilson can, but he's more of a playmaker. Smith can, but Smith is snakebit. Fisher can, but Preds fans will just complain. Ditto with Yip.
I'd love to see a time of possession stat- we just don't have the puck for more than a second or two- impossible to get pressure or shots without THE PUCK.
Very troublesome that Columbus can school this team and we can't even get a shot
Why? I'm more troubled by the play of the Preds over the past couple of games than I am by how we compare to the last team to play our opponent. Besides, one game in which Columbus blew out the Sharks means nothing. The year we drummed Detroit 8-0 the Wings went to Game 7 of the SCF. Our game was completely meaningless.