so what the **** are we supposed to do? we don't really match up anywhere
Keep playing through it.
A lot of the offensive ineptitude is the personnel. There's only so much you can do with two of your four best fowards gone and your best offensive defensemen out for the year, plus nagging injuries (based on how often they're skipping practice) to two other top 6 forwards and your young guys silent.
Right now, they're not physically battling like they did against the Sharks. That needs to change. The defensemen need to get the puck in deep and like them battle for it in the corners instead of constantly trying to carry it in.
But as far as long term, the only thing you can do with injuries like this is ride it out.
**** it's so incredibly frustrating watching this team struggle like this and knowing there is absolutly nothing we can do - we simply have the least talent in the western conference at this point and have to be picture perfect to win.
Also, this is one of those years that you get through, hope to make the playoffs, and use it as trial by fire for guys for next season. You know what to expect (or at least, hope to expect) from Ott, Eriksson and Neal now, and you have a better idea of when to trust each of the young D. You don't sell pieces that will be useful next year because next year you get more back from injuries than you could have ever gotten in UFA.