I think Howard has a serious problem with protecting a lead in the 3rd. It's a dangerous situation out there. He was very out of position. Ni doubt Ericsson has been awful but man this is not good. Come on, guys.
Are we absolutely, positively, sure that 600 year old Rafalski isn't an upgrade over the dynamic duo that is Quincey/Kindl? Smith is the king of brainfarts as well...although he really puts something on those tape to tape passes/one-timers to Patrick Kane in our own zone.
Tired of the penalty excuses. Yes I thought it was a lame call for an overtime but the Wings teams that had actual defense and goalies that can make clutch saves would've killed off those types of pps and rallied for big wins. Washington skates faster than Detroit and we have slow defensemen that know it's better to take a penalty than to let the guy go in and put in an obvious goal otherwise as usual with nothing clutch back there to stop it.
Sure could use Datsyuk. He must really be hurt since he hasn't played since that awesome Winter Classic game. I would trade Aldredsson and two Weiss' for Jagr. This team is not gonna get it's s*** together with all these god damn distractions. Olympics, outdoor games and and injury bugs that spread to 9 guys at a time.