Seems we're missing that fine touch, hopefully the vet can help with a more precise offense and Pulkinnen ehhh idk I feel bad for Dats, no fore check at all on that line.
Blash has given Pulkinnen every chance to succeed that's for sure. Please be showcasing him for a trade....
So eighth seed teams should just give up unless you're the LA kings? Hockey more than any other sport, all 16 teams have a real shot. Eighth seed go deep all the time and every single extra playoff game makes the young guys that much better. If Larkin played with us last year against Tampa he would be a much better player at this point despite us not making it out of the first round. You start missing the playoffs it changes the environment around the team and guys like Dats probably wouldn't have stuck around
You shouldn't be expecting this team to be seriously contending for a Stanley Cup at this point. Our next wave of elite talent is being developed, once Larkin and co. are in their prime I will be concerned if we're not one of the very best teams in the league. Until then we still have a shot, like most teams in the league. I think everybody in the organization still strives to be the very best that they can but they're more focused on the future
Are you saying that it was a good play for Kindl to change at that moment?
A line change on 3 on 3 is always dangerous. It's Z's man that burns him and then the pucks squeaks through Mrazek from a bad angle. Just an all around bad shift from everybody. 3 on 3 makes the defending team look silly more often then not
We lost because we couldn't bury our chances and we took too many penalties/reffing was terrible. Washington is a much better team than us and we took 3 of a possible 4 points from them. We outplayed them until the third but we could have easily been up by a couple at that point
LGW, where people complain about people not complaining about something
Green has been our most consistent defensemen all year and also had two assists last night. His play on the puck wasn't that bad even, Bobby Ryan made a great move and that's what great players do. He Deked out three red wings remember
I do complain about Dekeseyer, he can't pass the puck at all, still great in his own zone
Smith can't score and that's what his game is tailored to to. Look at Jakub, he's in the lineup because his offensive skills outweigh his defensive lapses. Smith is just a lot of lapses
I hope guys like Pulkinnen, Kindl and Andersson are being showcased for a trade otherwise these lineups make no sense, but losing purposely makes no sense either. I would really welcome some sort of trade right about now