I really don't see them in contention to even make the playoffs this year. I think they'd be lucky to be 10th in west with the way the rest of the conference is playing. They need Willie Mitchell, a massive win streak and a miracle to salvage any pride this season.
Well, looks like we're a one and done team. New rebuild DL! I'm ready.
Almost every Stanley Cup winning team is one and done. There is too much parity in the league, especially since the cap came into things. The Hawks look amazing right now, just like they did in 2010 when they won the whole thing, but they struggled in the playoffs the year after they won. Same goes for Boston.
Yep. He knows the team sucks right now, he's not playing up to his standards, and he's trying too hard to fix it.
Yep. Definitely know his character and you know he's beating himself up right now.
That being said, he looks like the old, out-of-control quick instead of composed...remember when he used to be athletic and slide all over the place just because he could? That's how he looked on that third goal (even though he got pulled out of the net a bit).