I have a novel idea: Win a damn game in regulation since clearly OT and the shootout aren't going to end in two points.
I feel bad for Z and Pavel. They have to be so frustrated with the lack of help from the supporting cast. Helm has looked terrific at least, but the forwards overall are weak, particularly the bottom-six. Defense desperately needs a puck-mover that can play big minutes and contribute offensively because Quincey and Kindl have been atrocious.
Something has to happen. You can't just keep repeating "we are close to turning things around" after every loss. They may break out of this streak soon, but long-term the resounding issues of this team aren't going away.
The bottom-six of this team provides absolutely nothing. Can we at least try a fourth line once that hits and forechecks? Something to produce a physical presence and maybe some energy and push back. There's no speed and size because apparently we need four lines of marginal at best skill players.
Had to be done to make space for E tomorrow right? I always liked Eaves quite a bit. It's a shame injuries really derailed his playing time with the Red Wings and then he never seemed to get the opportunity to consistently remain in the lineup. His days were numbered once Holland decided to bring Miller back.