We didnt play overly well, especially in light of how we looked yesterday.
We weren't crisp at all and were sloppy with the puck in our own end. The execution in the offensive zone wasnt good either. How many times do we pass up a shot to pass the puck on to someones backhand?
Brian Boyle should not be getting this much ice and should not be on the top PP unit.
I feel there should be a special rant tonight about the play of Brian Boyle. When he has position to use his size, he doesn't. When he has a spot to shoot, he flubs it. When he should pass, he dumps it in. When he should dump it in, he passes. He is careless with the puck. He is a detriment in the defensive zone. He is a turnover machine in the neutral zone. He is absolutely useless in the offensive zone. He is 100% to blame on the only goal the 'Canes scored tonight, for unfathomably trying to force a cross-ice pass through the neutral zone with his team up by 3 with 10 mins. remaining. The PP looks good, when he is either a. not out there or b. doesn't touch the puck.
There are two kids in the system that have shown they can come up here and play in Torts' system without being the detrimental black hole of offense that Brian Boyle is. As it is... he gets the most ice time of any player. Tort's... BENCH THIS GUY AND BRING SOMEONE IN HERE WHO CAN PLAY HOCKEY!!!
Really don't understand why Torts was playing Boyle so much. He's an effective player in the right role, and that role is playing 10-12 minutes a night, and killing penalties. Not PP time, not extra ES time. 3rd line minutes.
Torts misusing his players.
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