I just want one game where any D other than McDonagh deserves the fans praises. Its bad enough that the Forward moneyhawks on this team are collecting paychecks while they insist on not showing up for work. Whats adding to the problem is.. what the hell is this: Giradri and Del Zotto are putting up the same offensive contributions, 11p vs 7p (DZ 10 games less)
I dont even know whats going on with Staal. He's barely beating Hank in offensive contributions.
Our entire D-corp besides one beast and seemingly one rookie, is completely lobotomized
Lets see if Nash decides to make an appearance at the rink today
Both Nahs and Staal look like the concussion has killed their careers. Both dont use their body anymore and both make dumb decisions. Nash was never a great overall player but his defense looks worse than a rookie. I mean even when he was in Columbus he played on the PK now he just looks awful on both ends of the ice. Staal used to be out best Ddefender but injuries have certainly taken a toll
That's not true about AV IMO. He inherited a team with many players who are either pass their prime or ineffective because of prior injurious. BTW, some of the injury situations are related to Torts D style, this is my point to people who wants AV to call Torts for advice. Of course Sather is responsible for players pass their prime, because he signs contracts based on previous results on other teams. IMO, it is ok to sign a player like Richards, but you don't sign him for such a long and expensive contract just because he used to be good at his prime. Sather just doesn't get it.