The is exactly the way things happend entire last year against quick/tenacious teams like the Islanders or Ottawa.
Nobody should be surprised by this.
This team is severely underskilled, once you get past the top 3 and Letang. We lack size, we lack grit, we are small and we are soft. We don't have enough support scoring behind the top 3 and maybe Dupuis sometimes.
I've been trying to say the same thing since last season. If Crosby or Malkin are off, this team's chances of winning are slim.
On defense, we still don't have a pp quarterback and I don't think anybody can shoot from there, not even Letang - or he refuses, I don't know, so teams collapse around own goalie (Flyers) and aren't worried about shots coming in from the point.
There are so many wrong things with this lineup, I'm pretty pissed off. Same crap as last year. Maybe we'll go on a good streak for a bit, but I know I'd change things going into the playoffs or we're risking getting kicked out again.
We have problems with big physical teams and quick, skilled, or even semi-skilled ones.
I would add another scorer. I would add 2 nasty agitators/hitters with size. I would add an offensive defenseman who can shoot and run the powerplay. And I would add one huge D like Hal Gill.
This small, not too skilled, lazy team is making things pretty lame to watch. We are, really, the opposite of the team we used to be.
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on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.