I just want to believe Datsyuk will be back even when the writing is on the wall.. this probability is honestly depressing me to see the players that were (are) larger than life to me slowly retire or age into such a limited role... if Datsyuk played a full season I wouldn't be surprised to see him around 70+ points at 38 years old. His speed has slowed down considerably but his hands,IQ and shot are still very much there.
This series is hopeless just going by Blashill's post game comments. I'm starting to not be able to stand this guy with his super generic game plans and emotionless responses he resembles this team and all the stupid faces he makes
I've yet to see any qualities of a good coach from this guy and I don't get why management thinks it's acceptable. Worse teams than us play with twice the structure and identity. Why is this rookie head coach being grandfathered in as the next Babcock that will coach us for the next million years? Holland is just replacing players and coaches of old with nobodies and expecting the same results.
Blashill is in over his head. Just because you were a good AHL coach doesn't mean you'll make it in the NHL. I feel like he was brought in with a flawed logic, that because he was successful every other level, that somehow means he will be successful here?
I hate jumping ship when a team is down 0-2. It's a perfectly surmountable challenge for some teams. But this one has no skill, no killer instinct and I'm pretty sure hasn't gone 4-1 at any point this season.
Yes, it's surmountable for good teams, something we are not.
Just watched Jon Coopers post game interview session after game 1. I watched all his from last year when we faced them. He's much more relaxed, assertive and confident this year. I don't like it. Gotta crash their goalie or something.