Scott wrote:the Pens clearly have some needs at many positions,,
having said that they still have no system.
If this is MT's system(yawn) I am not sure he is the answer either.
Still taking the mental error penalties(i do blame MT for that..seeing how "he holds players to their actions")
Still dump and chase dump and chase, and a lot of times, dump and no chase.
And STILL NO IDENTITY. Talent or not, when you watch this team,,what is their style fo play? THere isnt one.
Teams that lacked the talent still have had an identity. They free wheel, the choke you off, whatever.
WE have none!
The main issue is still the roster. For example, they dressed 6 defensemen tonight, yet Eric Cairns had 6:15 of ice time. If the staff doesn't get him out there more than that and he isn't dressed as a 7th defenseman, that tells me that the staff doesn't think much of his game. Jackman can't even get into the lineup, so that says all you need to know there.
Lefebvre played 14:10. I am guess much of that came on the PK, but still, if a guy like that is playing those kind of minutes there's a problem.
They pretty much had to make a coaching change and I was not a big Edzo guy anyway, but the coach was not the main problem.