It comes form the listless lineups we're using. Trust me. All will be fine when we cut about 30 of these guys. I said it yesterday and I'll say it again, these lineups are absolutely killing me.
What bothers me is that we are not even playing units of 3 together or d-pairs. What is up with that?
We have three games left, and we are not playing the below lines:
I know Eller, Desharnais, White all injured affect our bottom two lines, but we are unable to form chemistry. What is the point of playing Cole with Enqvist, or Plekanec with Palushaj? Come on JM...I imagine tomorrow will be another terrible line-up to watch, which only gives us 2 games.
Also guys remember that our better offensive prospects have all been out this pre-season and they have all been offensive two-way centers which would have given the entire pre-season a different feel. I'm talking about Leblanc, Desharnais, Eller and Bournival.
Also, let's not forget the injuries to Nash, Markov and Subban(latter two are not prospects, but would have given the defensive side of the game some structure) which would have given some of these lineups a little more structure and not as errant and lost. There was one or two defensive verterns every game. Defense will be sloppy when that happens.
What about Kristo? I also kinda expected to see Cichy this preseason.