TrueNorth wrote:There is nothing that frustrates me more right now than the lack of discipline that this team exhibits on a regular basis. I don’t lay responsibility for this at Bylsma’s feet. I don’t know what he’s saying to the troops, but I’d be willing to bet he’s saying something, and that it’s not complimentary. The bottom line, however, is that these guys are supposedly professionals who should not need the boss riding them in order to do the job they are being paid (and handsomely) to do. Where is their sense of responsibility, their pride for heaven’s sake? After each of these penalty-filled losses, the players shake their heads, say their mea culpas, express their disappointment. What I want to know is, when will their on-ice behaviour change so that their words no longer ring hollow? Talk is cheap; it’s all about actions.
Good points. Just watched the game on center ice, was a frustrating loss for many reasons. My thoughts:
-Letang made awful decisions but he looked to play the entire 1st changing partners. Was Bort stapled to the bench till the 2nd?
-Bad calls both ways, Pens made it worse for themselves.
-TK had a few good plays and did very well erasing them with some long and loud brain farts.
-Can't blame Vokoun, not good but 4PP goals = pass IMO.
-Jeffrey played extremely well and deserves to stay in the lineup when Geno back, but I felt the same about Despres and he's scratched far too often.
-Martin has been the most reliable D, has also unleashed parts of his game I thought were non-existent! Kudos, my spoon is buried in a bucket of crow