Alejandro Rojas wrote:Now that I have had a moment to think about it, I think the Isles are actually just that good. Watch their power play. 100% efficient and every man on it knows what their role is supposed to be. Same thing with their PK.
Well coached perhaps, but how many of the penguins players would you trade for an islander playing at the same position in the lineup. Meaning how often would you choose the Islanders 1st line center over the penguins 1st line center or the islanders 3rd line lw over the penguins or the islanders 3rd or 4th d-man over the penguins 3rd or 4th d-man? I bet if you went through each team and came up with one team taking the best player from their current position in the lineup, they'd be mostly penguins. Looking at their lineup man for man, where is the islander advantage in talent? You can do the same thing with Winnipeg and Toronto.
If that's the case there is no reason the penguins should lose to that team when both teams are giving 100%. That means the Pens aren't giving 100%, aren't giving a 100% smartly, or a combination of the two.
They simply aren't working hard enough or smart enough. That's on both the players and the coaches. Bylsma's got to take some blame, but I put the bulk of it on the players. It's very obvious they aren't working hard enough. Far too many guys just coasting around. Watching Sid especially play last night was embarrassing.