You can't let your man get two clean shots off in the slot especially when you're standing in position. Howard made a great save and then gave Smith the wtf look. Even smith knew he blew it. still not the reason we lost but it was a bad play by smith
I think we look much better hitting the forwards with a quick pass and skating hard through the neutral zone. We get spread out too thin when we try and hit them at their blue line and we usually just get out manned. Our speed really shows when we're skating the puck up ice
Green just came off injury and imo was our best dman. I can't even recall one bad play he made. As a whole I think the defense played pretty good aside from not getting any shots through Smith was pretty much directly responsible for 1 of their 2 goals. Their wasn't much between the two teams but nobody on defense was a holy mess but if anybody was bad it was Smith
Well, maybe its time to sit him and let AA stay up for a bit.
Yeah I'd just give up on Pulkinnen. He may have some NHL potential around the league but I don't see what we could gain from a small one dimensional player. It's exactly what we have too many of that are much better.
I think Babs proved himself "among" the best in the world, when he willed our injury riddled team to the playoffs. Other years we made the playoffs another coach may not have been able to either but that year especially. We had no business getting in with all those rookies
Holland and co won't accept missing the playoffs simple as that. This is a playoff team. If we continue to nose dive and keep losing in the same kind of fashion something will change here. The record doesn't bother me as much as the way we are losing. We look like the worst team in the league