Not much Carbo can do, the teams know we don't have a shooter on the point so there compact the box. Markov does not get the puck on net enough and he's much better as a setup man. It's time we consider Weber.
It's not all on losing Streit I agree. He did not blast a ton into the net from the point the way Souray did (19 times!). But although his passing was helpful, I think it's the underachieving of certain guys this year has more to do with the sucking than anything.
Maybe they should just go with what they had and slot someone in for Streit, rather than try to put Markov in that role. Someone with a good shot. Someone suggested using Andrei K, that's not a bad idea even though it opens up a slot up front (Lats? Higgins? Lang? Koivu?)
We're pretty much a .500 team in the shootout so this could go either way. We should be better and I'll be damned if we have one of the worst home shootout win % around (except the Leafs of course). But based on our play of late, the advantage goes to the Blues and not just because they're at home. You'd think Price would cancel that out, but naaah I don't think it matters who's in net when guys whiff on their chances.