It's time for the leadership core to step up. This game is over, but there has to be some leading by example. Someone has to grab this team by the scruff of the neck and show them the way.
Only problem is I don't know if there is that type of leader at least on the ice that can do that. None of the players have been true leaders on playoff or stanley cup teams. Ladd certainly wasn't on Chicago. And the rest of the Jets were role players when they made the playoffs.
In a tight playoff race, the team who wants it more will come out victorious. The will to win is just not in this group of players. Hopefully Chevy changes that in the off season.
That and the Rangers have WAY more talent.
I mean you could use that excuse against the Hurricanes, maybe. But the Rangers finished first in the East last year. This team has been a bubble playoff team all year where if all things went right they could grab a playoff spot. Everything went right early in the season and everything is going wrong now.
I'll take being the best of the worst in the SE. As long as we can play .500 the rest of the season, we still may end up on top of the division. As sorry as we have looked lately the entire division hasn't been much better.