kirk wrote:purelebo84 wrote:Lack of mental toughness, experience, and arrogance.
They quit and get greedy every time they get up.
As soon as the Sabres made it 3-2, you KNEW we weren't gonna win that one. Same went for in NY last week.
It's just a character flaw.
Do you think that it might have a little more to do with personnel? On last night's roster, ask yourself this: How many players would Boston or Detroit or San Jose or even Philly want on the team: Sid and Geno, definitely. Outside of that, Staal, Orpik, and probably Letang are it. It's hard to win hockey games when 14 of 19 players on the ice for the Pens wouldn't have been on the ice for the B's, Wings, Sharks, or even Flyers. It's going to be an up and down thing, even when Whitney comes back (Whitney should help, as he'll relieve some of the breakout issues and would be a PP upgrade over Gogo).
Speaking of Whitney, anyone know when he is scheduled to come back? Wasn't it like mid-December or something like that?