If one good thing comes from this is hope the realization by bowman and company that were not as close as we think, but our future still holds brighter days this teams core is still generally young so it's not all bad
Hawks had a million chances down low and didn't raise one puck above mid-net level. How do you expect to beat a goalie who just gets his pads across the length of the net if you do that? Phoenix's second goal is a prime example of how you beat Smith, Crawford, or any goalie in the league.
This team's style is getting outdated in the current scheme of the league.
Also full credit to Tippett...his gameplan was to absorb pressure and Phoenix took every single possible chance they had.
-2nd line center
-better all around depth
-to cut Brunette, Morrison, and Kruger
-to fire Mike Kitchen
-a legit starting goalie
I honestly doubt any of those can be fixed in the offseason. 2012/13 should be just another patchwork roster of crappy veterans and rookies while Crawford and Emery do their thing.
#1 = Not gonna happen ,, Enjoy Kruger as #2 C
#2 = Youth coming up should help that
#3 = Bruno/Morrison are UFA's and Hawks aren't gonna cut Kruger after his rookie year
#4 = Yes needs to happen
#5 = Crawford/Emery 2012-13
phoenix plays some pretty good shutdown hockey, too. we lost to a good team, nothing to be ashamed about.
crawford on the other hand....man...he really wasn't there when we needed a big save, not even a big save, but a routine stop on those two overtime goals.
I am in no way shape or form interested in being nice coyotes don't deserve credit they play the way they have to cause they suck, the hawks lost this series because again and again they take shifts off and assume all their "talent will win them games. I look forward to watching Nashville slaughter them