Just a farce of a period. Like taking every bad stereotype from this series and condensing it into 20 minutes. For me, the biggest issue is the lack of discipline and how easily the team comes unhinged when playing these guys. That's on the coaching staff and also the leadership in the locker room. It's embarrassing.
Its easy to beat a team whose style of play hasn't changed AT ALL in the last 4 years. Eventually you learn how to effectively play against it. Laviolette has adapted whereas DB hasn't.
and? my point was that the Flyers have struggled against everyone EXCEPT for the Pens. the Pens are weak in every aspect of this game, period.
everyone is at fault tonight. there isn't one leader on this team. there isn't one "routine" goaltender playing for the Pens tonight. there isn't one player who is unafraid of clearing the crease BEFORE the play is whistled dead. there isn't one player who can exploit the Cryers' mediocre defense. there isn't one man running the team right now who has any semblance of coaching adjustment capability.
then bye-bye playoffs, and bye-bye to one more of our stars' prime years.
Might be the only thing that brings a change. Sacrifice one more year , for this to chance. Because even with our stars....I don't get how this team continues to do the same things over and over that leads to a loss. I have no problem with the pens losing a regular season game....it happens. I have a problem with the repetitive **** that they don't learn from. How hard is it? It's a joke at this point.
This team, as of right now...is clearly not cut out for the playoffs. I guarantee even if we don't face Philly, teams are going to be studying these games and try to get us to react the same way
Well, I like how Sid is playing, although it's tough to tell because the 'Kunitz and Dupuis aren't enough' red flag is showing itself again. I really like how Geno and BB are working together, although Neal is doing his Tanner Glass impersonation again. I think Letang is playing o'k, although it's tough to tell with Niskanen there. Everyone else can suck my balls, especially Fleury and Bylsma.
MAF's backdoor has been open since Gill and Scuds left. Not surprised at this outcome at all.
Brutal and I mean a BRUTAL period by Engo.
Slow, wimpy and not that skilled is NO WAY to go through a hockey season. The NCAA system by Disco is one thing but I'm putting a lot of this seasons woes on Shero. Way to many holes on this team and not hard to play against.
The Pens and Flyers games just aren't fun to watch anymore. It's full of penalty minutes and the Flyers scoring PP goals. I would rather watch the Pens play the Panthers, at least it would look like a good game.