Tough one ! Lavy let in a easy one in the 1st, then Homer turned the puck right over to a player in the slot for the 2nd Carolina goal............Bottom line is the PLAYERS need to work it out .Our goal tending is a positive, hopefully our goalies can stay tough until the rest of the lads can get their game going forward .
I don't blame Laviolette 100%, but it's clear his time here should be done. Whether it's his fault or not, every NHL coach has an expiration date and Laviolette's has clearly come.
He got canned from Carolina for lack of adjustment:
"It's about changing to get the chemistry back on our team, to get the confidence back on our team and make what I would say minor adjustments in a system that really worked in the Stanley Cup year. But teams have adjusted to it, and our team hasn't adjusted over the last couple of years." - Jim Rutherford
Everyone here knows he will not change it in Philly either.
He has been a good coach for us... but the bell tolls.
Perhaps the reason that Homer hasn't fired Lavi yet is because he's looking for a replacement? He probably doesn't want anyone currently in the organization and he can't just fire him and not have a replacement to come in immediately.
At least that's what I'm hoping for. You can officially count me on the "Lavi needs to go" bandwagon because even if this isn't all his fault, it couldn't hurt. There has to be a major change soon because even though it's early in the season these point could come back to haunt us if we miss the playoffs by 6 points.
I have watched an unhealthy amount of hockey this past week. I can tell you with the utmost certainty, this is the most disorganized mess of a hockey team in all areas of the ice I've seen so far. Goaltending is average. Only the Rangers looked similar in their only game against PHX.
This probably isn't a surprise to most but it's just baffling how a roster of this caliber can't do a single thing right.
Complete 3 passes in a row? I can't believe how many times the 1st and 2nd pass just go nowhere, don't connect, or just gets intercepted like candy.
I was very pleased with Mason's recent starts. I like Emery, but I'm really hoping/logically thinking Mason would be more serviceable in the next 3-5 years.
Although if we could stop missing shots by a mile.... that would be nice. Along with missing shots, my biggest pet peeve, is taking a shot at a bad angle, it misses, and rings around and clears the offensive zone. Usually putting the other team on the rush. I couldn't count how many times in the last three games we've done this. It has happened a bit before, but it seems that almost every other time we enter the zone, we take a bad shot that clears itself out, and the other guys are on the rush.
"Get the puck on net" should be this teams motto while they're struggling to get goals. Too much focus on making cutesy passes where they're trying to thread the needle, instead of shooting.