Honestly I think almost all of the problems with this team can be attributed to one simple fact: The guys are really really slow. If you look at all the goals scored against them I'd bet you'd find a majority were scored due to this fact. Yes, some were boneheaded plays, no doubt (though I'd bet many of those plays are due to the guys being slow as well and trying to make up for it). However, many times guys are just simply getting beat. They are watching guys skate right by them and there is nothing they can do to stop it. You can be in perfect position but if your opponent is 2 or 3 times faster than you hes just going to go by you. I'm not really sure how to remedy this either because there are so many slow guys on the team that you can't just shuffle the lines or trade a couple to fix it. I guess they basically have to be perfect as far as turnovers go and the D basically has to just wait in the defensive zone so they don't get passed by the onrushing opponent.
I couldn't agree more.
The fact that we have two top notch cement skaters on the blueline really doesn't help our cause in that regard.