I don't understand with the 2 extra men why we were trying to dump and chase! Especially when we are on the PP. The defensive team doesn't even need to actually get posession just tender tee's it up and it gets slapped out. Brutal
That was horrendous. The leafs are by far the worst team when it comes to trying to tie up a game with less then 2 minutes to go or our goalie pulled.
Oh as for the power play, Caryle is so ****ing stubborn its starting to annoy me. Phaneuf and Franson are to REDUNDANT to be out together. Gardiner/Rielly have consistently out played them in the last few games on the PP.
Franson and Phaneuf are both SLOW AS **** trying to carry the puck into the zone. All teams have to do is crowd the blue line because they know the drop pass is coming to Kessel since neither of them are capable of carrying the puck in. So they try to shoot it in and generally lose the battle and lose position. Rinse and repeat or hope Kessel breaks it in with a pass to JVR to gain entry.
So why note ****ing put Rielly or Gardiner on the PP with either Phaneuf or Franson so you still keep a point shot presence while having a much more mobile, puck carrying defenceman that is capable of dancing around the line or carrying the puck in.
I thought he was a monster tonight, especially against Crosby.
Confused as anything though why our coach thought that putting our two best offensive defensemen (Rielly and Gardiner) on the bench for the final 65 seconds was smart? Sending his usual message I guess.