After the way Varlamov finished last season and then perfrmed in the KHL this season, his first 9 games of this NHL season have been underwhelming. Does the D suck? Yes, but I expected much better from Varlamov. BTW anyone else think Sacco has no clue how to manage a goalie tandem, among his other "deficiencies"? If a season had no back-to-backs, I sense Sacco would play his starter every game. He's going to wear Varlamov out, if not physically, then psychologically, especially behid this team.
Varly's been awesome every game this year except this one. Go troll somewhere else, or get your facts straight.
That first Ducks goal is similar to the goal the Stars scored the other night. Avs win the faceoff, EJ decides to cover the front of the net, Hunwick gets abused in the faceoff circle, and the puck ends up in the back of the net.
We win the defensive zone faceoff and still get scored on 10 seconds later.
I started to watch the game from the 2nd period on and I stopped counting all the idiotic decisions and bonehead plays the Avs Defence made during that period.
One of the funniest was when O'Byrne was retrieving the puck from behind the net with Perry the only Ducks forward in our zone and we had the 4 other players there.
For some reason all the other 4 went to the left side of the ice.
Okay, that was quite interesting but still an easy chip to the left and we'll have the puck.
Then, what O'Byrne does is that he looks to the right, and sees no-one. He panics, pushes himself to the boards and gives Perry the puck so that he can pass to the rushing Ducks forwards without any of our other 4 taking the guy coming from the neutral zone.