Ha ha ha ha. The whole WORLD thinks Kindl made a bad decision to change when he did. You are hilarious with your bias.
He is right actually. I didn't see it myself yesterday too, but it is clear if you watch the play.
This is the moment the puck gets passed to Kuznetsov.
Kindls man at this moment is the passer (Ovie I think) while Dats man is Kuznetsov. The screenshot is a bit misleading here.Seconds before Dats and Kuznetsov are both close at center ice. Problem is at this moment of the screenshot the eventual goalscorer is already miles away from a floating Dats and ready to receive the pass. Sure, Kindl maybe could have taken that pass away and also has to take some blame for that (as does Z for the weak defensive play after he take over). But at this moment it's Datsyuk, not Kindl who blows his coverage.
It's still the transition from Babs to Blash. Our new coach is only 18 games in the NHL. Of course our team doesn't look as well rehearsed as under Babs yet. And don't forget that we had games under Babs that were equally devastating, I argue even more so as we looked much more passive than under Blashill. Give him and the players some time before you see the sky fall.