If ever there was a time to make a trade for a top tier defensemen while giving up some young excess talented forwards in return, it's now. You never want to trade away potential goal scorers and I get that but we have too many mistakes in our back end and zero offense coming from our blue line. We have to change that.
I think this will be Babcocks message and plea to Holland.
And like I said, if he can't win without a datsuk or zetterberg then he's not that good.
It's not their names or the amount of points he wants. He wants that type of leadership, commitment and effort on the ice. It's something every coach struggles with: Do I go for talent or guys that who can set the example on the ice. Fillpula vs Weiss. Cleary vs whoever we could have signed if not for Cleary.
Now, I have my frustrations with Babcock but it's a valid point Babcock is making.
Tonight we simply showed the same weaknesses the past few years. Defensive play is not the caliber needed for a deep playoff run. We have one goal from a defensemen and that was an empty netter from DK. I wish we were better equipped for a cup run but we aren't. I think we have plenty of firepower but our defense gives us very little. Most of us that watch every game know that this is the reason we have been so inconsistent. We're gonna need Mrazek to stand on his head in game 7.