All this hate on Spezza, but he's playing by himself ppl...Michalek has been WORSE than any forward we have had! How many puck battles does Michalek lose in the offensive zone? Greening at least tries to win some but has no chemistry with Spezza at all...
And Turris is a boy amongst men out there, dude needs to add 25 pounds of muscle as he's getting ragdolled by the Rangers D...he's outmuscled off the puck 8 times out of 10...
for as bad as Spezza has been Richards and Gaborik have been equally as bad
NYR is still leading the series 2-1.
The fact of the matter is, Spezza has probably had his most complete season this year - likely the very best.
Since late March, he has been on a downward spiral. I know there were some personal events, such as a death of one of his closest buddies and the birth of a new child. He looks ready to play, but are doing all the things right now that had some "fans" and media calling for his trade for the last few years.
However, it's not just him. He really has a scrub playing with him on the LW and a 35 goal scorer who is playing like a scrub.
Both Michalek and Spezza need to spend some time watching a few tapes of what made them successful in the regular season.
It's going to be tough to win any games if Spezza and Michalek don't show up.
For sure. Like you said though, I ain't even mad. Everyone else played their ***** off and we just couldn't get one past Lundqvist. That save on Turris was just madness. Sens just need to keep their chins up and bring the same type of game on Wednesday (hopefully +Alfie, 9MM and Spezza). I'll be there
To all the Rangers fans invading, be classy...I don't see much "powerhouse" characteristics coming from your team being the top seed in the east...a lot of your offense has been completely invisible similar to the Sens top dogs.... Congrats on the win