It may not have seemed like it, but that was an absolutely godawful period. We didn't do a single thing right, except score a goal off a gift-wrapped turnover. We're not playing our possession game. We have no structure. We're not making tape-to-tape passes. We're not establishing a heavy forecheck, or, really, any kind of sustained pressure at all. We are an ungodly mess in the neutral zone, and our own zone, turning the puck over at very nearly every single opportunity.
There is arguably not a single team in the league playing as poorly as we've been playing.
He should have got a tripping penalty too. Last game in Winnipeg I was pretty much trashing Quincey and Cleary all game and cheering for Helm and DeKeyser. The 2 good guys made me less angry about the super scrubs. We need to lose Q and Cleary asap and this team would be a contender with Nyquist and Ouellet. Smith is on a short leash no doubt with guys like Ouellet, Almqvist and Sproul in our deep D system.
Q should be moved. I don't care how. Smith should be converted to forward. Almqvist should be a regular.