Do they have the Pirates bullpen or what?
I'm gettin sick and tired/frustrated with how the Pens continually get and blow multi goal leads.
This has been a trend, going on, the entire season, and it just gets more frustrating.
1) Oct 11, 1-0 3rd period lead, OT loss
2) Oct 14, 2-0 lead, OT win
3) Oct 16, 3-0 lead, 4-3 loss
4) Oct 25, 2-0 lead in the third, SO loss
5) Nov 13, 3-0 lead, 5-4 SO win
6) Dec 3, 2-0 lead, SO loss
7) Dec 8, 3-1 lead, loss
What the eff is going on?
Why is it this team can not hold leads?
If they keep this up, they can kiss any chance of making a playoff run good bye.
I understand we have injuries, but this is concerning.
Is this team just not mentally tough?
Last year...they made it far because they played a solid defensive system, shutting down teams and maintaing leads.
What is the problem with this season?
1) The impact of no Gonchar/Whitney?
2) The loss of Hossa/Malone/Roberts/Ruutu/LaRaque/Hall?
3) Fleury injury?
4) Not as mentally tough?
5) Bad defensive system?
I like to think if Gonchar and Whitney come back...these problems go away.
However I wonder if they really can, both come back and play at the high level we need..and if this alone is the problem.
Somehow I think they lost a lot in the offseason...and even if Fred can make a deal to get someone like Roberts back, the mental toughness, experience is gone, as is the chemistry, very troubling no doubt.