thepittman wrote:I didn't see any reason to fire Bylsma, unpredictable things happen. That in my opinion is the best part of the playoffs. Pens and the Flyers were supposed to be the ones to crush the east and neither of them made it anywhere.
Let's wait for this season to play out with our first shot at a 100% team in awhile before we call for heads rolling.
The Flyers were a bad team with a few studs on Offense that were playing well. Their defense was garbage, and the goaltending was a joke.
pittman how can you say that when Bylsma's system was broken when we lost that game to the Senators like what 8-4? Then back to back games vs the islanders? When those 4 possible points vs the islanders, might have made us tied for 1st in the conference?
They had tape on how to destory Bylsma's system for weeks. Bylsma should have looked at the Senator game, 2x islanders game, saw the weak links, saw the poor defensive system and did nothing. How come the game we looked the best in was when Tangradi and Despres played? How come the game we did the best in was when we had our whole entire team of 5 "wait" an extra second and stay back on defense longer? That's when we dropped 10 on Philly.
Bylsma should have known how bad Martin was playing, and used Despres after game 2. Not game 3. Bylsma didn't change a single thing in that series (probably) until Mario stepped in. Malkin was getting shut down by an 18 year old rookie, and he has the last change option, and instead of marching out Adams/4th line, he keeps putting Malkin on there.
Tortorella? Hey Malkin, you're *pizza*ing benched until you pick it up.
It was a pathetic display of coaching, and I'm honestly shocked people are blaming the team before the coach. Players player, and coaches coach, but players only play that bad if the coach isnt coaching anymore.
Bylsma doesnt need to be an *pizza* like Tors or Lavvy, but he needs to get on his guys more, take away time. He doesn't trust young guys enough. Loves grinders too much. It was pathetic to watch. The best part is? I don't expect him to change at all.
Gone by Christmas.