1. He's been mediocre and should have been much better.
2. The team defense is an absolute joke.
3. The penalty kill is worthy of a coach getting fired.
Of course, most people only care about #1. It's much easier.
I think the coach should definitely be fired. Philly's PP is clicking at about 60%. That has to be some sort of playoff record. The teams overall lazy performance and lack of discipline is also on the coach. Good riddance.
When your goalie cannot stop a wrist shot from center ice, repeatedly, you're not gonna win. He's been awful for 15 out of 18 periods. Not 'mediocre'. Awful.
If you re-watch that Briere goal the defense played that perfectly. Fleury was surrounded by white jerseys and no Flyers player had a chance of getting their stick on that puck. All he's gotta do is find it and freeze it, and he didn't.
Sucks to say it, but we're not going through. Was a good effort to come back from 3-0 down but we've not got the good.
Let's just hope that Philadelphia don't win the cup - I think they will sadly.
I don't think they'll come close. Their defensive structure and goaltending have been awful. I just think we've been way worse, and it makes them look better than they are. Their offense is fantastic, but everything else is substandard.
I've questioned bylsma since the 09-10 season started. We never went back to our system. It's so sick. I'm giving up on him. Just like therrien.
No adjustments and an arrogant attitude about how good his own system is his biggest problem. He thinks that he can play the same way against every team and get the same results. It hasn't worked against the Flyers all season and he's still trying to do the same things.
Wholesale change on defense. Possible coaching change. Find a backup goaltender that has the ability to be a #1.
Insanity. Two guys on D need to be replaced max, possibly only Martin with Orpik getting fewer minutes. Many of these goals are on Fleury, not just the D. Bottom line is the mix we have doesn't work in terms of playing playoff, Team D. Too many small guys, too many guys who are slowing down at this stage in their career, etc.
My inclination is Martin and Niskanen (even though Nisky has been decent offensively). They're getting abused on there on the physical side of things. Too easy for a team built like Philly to take advantage of in this kind of series. We need to position Michalek to going back and doing what he does best. Block shots. No way I'd get rid of that guy unless it was a cap issue. The other two we need to replace with guys like Sarich / Jackman, maybe Despres.
Originally Posted by Ugene Malkin
No desperation in this team.
Based on what I am seeing, they don't have any emotional energy left after the last two games. That or their food was tampered with. I have never seen an entire team look this tired / slow. We have not created a SINGLE, clean scoring chance from the middle of the ice. Not one. I don't care how good another team's D is, when that happens it's on you. I think this team is out of gas and the Flyers are doing a good job of never giving Crosby or Malkin a clean look (credit to them).
Not sure what Shero needs to do but substantial changes are needed in terms of physicality and durability. That probably means cutting the older and smaller guys lose, save for Letang. This is not a rental team Philly has put together. They're young, strong and will be around for a while so we can't stand pat.
this year has been more of a disappointment than the last two years
One month ago, we had a long winning streak, Sid finally came back, everyone was healthy, and we were a point out of 1st place. Really never seen a team collapse like this in my life. I honestly can't see any way in hell Byslma doesn't get canned.