What the hell is the 4th line doing on the ice with 3 min. to play? Hello?? CJ??? Now would be a good time to coach something else than 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4...
No sh**. That was a brutal move. Koivu and Zed have been flying all night and creating chances, their line finally gets a goal with 6 1/2 min to play, so logic says you put on Ribs line and come right back with Koivu, right? Nope, instead CJ sends out the plummers. Koivu's line didn't get back onto the ice until two minutes left to play. What a bonehead move.
I mean seriously, shorten the f****** bench man!
Another thing, Breezey and Souray had an excellent first and were playing very well together. So who does CJ send out to penalty kill? Souray and Rivet. Terrible. As one would expect, Rivet does his best pylon impression down low and 1-0 Sabres.
I know I don't totally blame it on CJ but the GM got to do what the GM usually does in cases like this.
Yep, he needs to make a trade, get rid of some of the dead wood(audette, rivet...) and save face.
Coz, you could see plenty of empty seats at the bell centre by the end of the year. Hell, it's already starting to happen. Let's face it, the habs are a joke and most of the people are sick of it. They aren't playing good hockey and they aren't even fun to watch. The lack of character on this team is pathetic. As soon as they allow a goal, it's over. They seem to lose face and completely fall apart. At this rate, don't be surprised if we draft ovechkin.