Coaching cost us the game. Plekanec, Bourque and Superstar Darche were off, why keep sending them out there? Why not make adjustments when Cole got injured, maybe try to see if DD could get Kostitsyn or Bourque going? Why not give Eller a shot when everything else wasn't working?
this D is awful and as mentioned is not playoff calibre. there's a reason boston owns NJ...they play a simple north south game and get pucks on brodeur and bump and screen. they also have the size to do it.
1) our D, or 3 of our d men are crap and mistake prone
2) we still don't have the size to score dirty goals, especially on goalies who get a hard-on every time they play here
Our D is definitely a problem right now. But these guys need to learn the following:
1) Shoot the ****ing puck
2) Hit the damn net
Kaberle and DD absolutely need to shoot more. There's was a point in the third when DD was ALONE in the slot and had all the time in the world to pick his shot and instead? Tries to pass, turns it over.
Seriously. I hope this summer he gets a shooting instructor. He needs it.