Why not? Wtf were his scouts thinking giving Martin 5 million/season? Could they not see that his "solid" play in Jersey was a product of their system? I mean come on. They were his scouts and he signed him to that albatross of a contract. He does bear @ least some blame.
I dislike how the Pens don't sustain physicality. They play with better energy and do better when they do. At this rate, the Flyers won't even suffer in anyway from playing the Pens as opposed to the physicality that was expected.
he played 5 mill for a **** d-man who can't do ****
The defense was one of the best in the league last year. Martin was very good last year. As were Michalek and Orpik. Shero doesn't have a crystal ball. This is the players falling apart or the coaches changing something. I honestly don't know. But when they were signed they were all very good players.
Bringing up Despres, Strait, and Morrow next year isn't the answer. They may all be good, but we need guys that can actually clear the net, lay people out, etc.
And our bottom 6 cannot be guys like Kennedy, Cooke, Adams, Park, etc, especially when our top 6 are littered with guys like Kunitz, Sully, Dupuis, etc. We need some guys that can crash and bang, get to the net, and be tough to play against. Cooke used to be. Not anymore. I hate the guy, but I'd love to see Chris Neil on this team.