Not sure how Therien is to blame. The players looks scared tonight. When you get intimidated by Ottawa, there's a ****ing problem.
It's not fear man - it's tactics.
Our D is hyper-aggressive and our offense comes from us catching our opponent flat-footed in the neutral-zone. Step up into the D and you'll make us crap our pants and give you the zone like it was on sale.
Therrien never adjusted from game 1 and it worked, until it didn't (~3 weeks ago).
It helps score ES goals but defensive miscues get brutally exposed.
This year was a learning experience for the new habs management. I'm glad we made the playoffs because it shows them how much work is left to be done. We need to get bigger and I bet MB we'll making the necessary adjustments. Expect to say bye to Gio and maybe even DD some point next yr. Might be time to trade Markov as well.