Jauronimo Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 2 hours ago, Nextmanup said: And look at the number of career years we are having, to boot! All being flushed down the toilet. It's time for Granato to show me he can get team defensive structure worked out. It's atrocious. We give up MANY 2-0, 3-1, and breakaways per game, sometimes per period. This team will never go anywhere playing like that. We need a real #1 goalie starting for this team next year, not named LEVI, and we need to start playing responsible team defense. A pair of solid defensive defensemen wouldn't hurt, either. What bothers me about this stretch is that we have straight up QUIT in these games, at least at times. That's when the opposition score 3 in 90 seconds. It's been pretty ugly at times! They have completely imploded in a number of games. I wouldn't call it quitting since I still see effort but it looks like total panic mode once they give up a goal. They press, Dmen start pinching at horrible times, the odd man rushes start, and the wheels come off. Every night we see goals scored where defenders are actually in good position but everyone is just watching the puck. Passing lanes are open and forwards are sneaking in behind our D and wingers. Its not good enough to be standing in the right spot. Apparently this team simply cannot play defense without Samuelsson in the lineup. Anderson was poor last night, no question, but most of the odd man rushes were stupid mistakes. I believe first line was on the ice for 3 against last night before the empty netter. Preds game could have been different if Olofsson or Skinner do anything with their chances before the game was out of reach. Power play has been poor for weeks now and offense is not burying their chances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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