Lundy is not the scapegoat. He let in 1 bad one yes..But the Defense let in 2. We should have won 3-2. Defense cannot let teams shoot shoot shoot rebound after rebound until they score. And D men need to play the puck or the man..not stand in front of the goalie screening him...especially from 3 feet out.
I want him to hustle, play hard, keep his feet moving, shoot the puck, use his speed to his advantage, use his size to his advantage, play with a chip on his shoulder, hit someone, show aggression....should I continue?
Playing his linemates is a cop out. He has the tools, but he's afraid of being put in the, as JD would call it...the chateau bow wow....
but he's clearly not making an impact in the limited ice time. how would benching him help? might as well just send him down which im assuming he will be.
difficult loss...at least a couple of those goals against NYR could have been avoided...especially the last one the I am sure henk is beating himself up over...
but besides that the rangers showed a lot of guts to keep battling back and trying to tie it up...they got close, but not close enough. I really feel there is a lot of good things the rangers can take from that and build confidence.
Kreider looked good, I think it is a process for him and torts does not want to hurt him. I think he is doing some good things and he will learn from watching and from playing in certain situations. He really is going to be a heck of a player soon.
From here on out, I want them to lose by 5 if they lose. I just can't continue getting my hopes and adrenaline up bc they'll fall short again by one goal at 3.30am.
I'm not gonna start panicking now, but I'm starting to get concerned.
That said, the upcoming games should be winnable if they get their **** together. I'm gonna start panicking a little if we don't take 6 points out of the next 4 games.
The most frustrating thing for me is that if they'd played 65% of the game the way they played the final 12 minutes they would have run away with it. Probably wouldn't have even needed 65%, just more than 15% when already trailing. Whoever is distributing bottles of xanax disguised as workout supplements to the team needs to be shot. At least Cally and Hags aren't taking them.