I actually think you guys have a pretty solid D but you got away from it in the Playoffs for some reason. Maybe Philly just has their number which Im sure is a good amount of it. I think Pitt was good enough to even sweep Philly last year but Philly got in their heads quick and it showed. I think you guys were much better than your showing was vs Philly.
Did you watch any of our games? Martin in no way, shape, or form fits our system. As a matter of fact... He may be the worst defenseman in the NHL for our system.
I would love to have someone explain this to me. Sounds like a copout. Ray Shero, the man who appointed Dan Bylsma head coach, doesn't understand his own team's playing style well enough to acquire proper fits for the system? Really? Somebody please enlighten me. Before you do, tell me what Martin's numbers were the last 20 regular season games. Statistics lie, you say? Actually Martin was fine at the end of last year. As RRP said as regards Michalek, it just wasn't working. Time to move on.