The biggest thing that bugs me is people thinking we need a rebuild, or this team isn't good enough. When in reality if we were healthy we are good enough to play with the best. Problem is when not healthy we are not going to be good enough just the way it is. The other thing thats really starting to stand out to me is not our goaltending. 3 different goalies are losing games not just one coughing away wins. The problem is D. When Datsyuk, Z, and Helm are in the line up we have defensive forwards to help them out, but when they aren't its a glaring weakness.
I will never give up on this team, never have never will. The thing is healthy we are a good team and I would say top of the conference fighting for first with Boston. Problem is they have stayed healthy all year and well we cant keep less then 5/6 guys off IR.
Put Smith on the PP! Absolutely ridiculous. DD is brutal single hardly killed a full minute on his own today. He has never done anything positive on the PP and I don't expect him to. Smith deserves that spot on the PP. He has the 2nd best shot from our defense and has a touch of offensive instincts
The second goal was just a hard tto track deflection no chance on that but the third one, ugh. This team needs some serious stability on the defensive side I know it will not happen this season but for next season, take advantage of the Canucks firesale and get someone like Hamhuis, Bieksa, Ehrhoff or Andy Macdonald. Our goalies need to almost play flawlessly every time in order to have a chance..
This has shutout written all over it again at MSG. Just not generating any real sustained pressure on Lundqvist. Tough circumstances with the schedule and start time, but hopefully they can dig deep and steal a win.