I want a new coach tbh. Babs has no answers for this team anymore. Coaching, defense and goaltending are the reason for this slide. He's part of the problem. I don't understand how Babs is absolved from any responsibility when his team plays soft, extremely error prone hockey. Because of the roster? If Holland isn't prepared to give Blash the job then let Granato take it for a year. He's run the only consistency this team has had in 4 years
It's games like this where everyone says Jimmy has just been unlucky then he'll come out and give up a turd then everyone will ask why he even started this game. I have no doubt Jimmy will put the game out of reach ASAP he's completely rattled
I believe in this season of ups and downs that we're just going through a serious slump. This team is capable of turning things around in time for the playoffs. We've seen them play great hockey where they can compete with the best in the league and it's not the first stretch of games they've looked like they couldn't possibly win a game without a huge amount of luck
Have you seen Andersson play? Especially without Pav in the lineup, it's insane that Weiss is sitting for a 4th line PKer.
He actually had a nice game tonight against the Panthers. His line was the only one getting chances. The way Miller is playing right now I say Andersson>Miller but Andersson is consistently worse then Miller most of the time. The whole team looks completely gassed and in need of a break. People act like Weiss isn't consistently one of our worst skaters when in the lineup while not being able to kill penalties/skate/play defense
Ugh ppl that don't understand how hockey works stare at goals per game and blame the offense. If we had NY's defense we'd be the highest scoring team in the league.... Our defense is not just below par it's absolutely awful
an injury to one of our "shut down" defenders would make us a better team. Ericsson, Quincey and DD have all been completely terrible and it's costing us. No chance Babs makes an adjustment unless we're down by 4 goals and just a couple shifts
This is a myth that Howard has struggled in the playoffs. We haven't had the team to go anywhere and so we didn't. Howard hasn't been the problem in years past.
He was bad in a couple games against Boston. In a crucial game 4 where we deserved to win and he crumbled in the third. He's paid 5M a year he should be one of our best players. We can't afford to lose games because of goaltending when we put forth a great effort. I'm not a Howard hater but I admit I have a very "what have you done lately" mindset. I'll admit Howard was our best player on our playoff run two years ago but last year he was part of the problem with untimely soft goals