Bathgate wrote:Coaches seldom publicly criticize their goalies for poor play. Bylsma has called out Fleury verbally for stinking after the 2010 playoffs and now after the 2012 playoffs. A searing indictment of Fleury's playoff work!
I predict that if the Pens make any noise in next year's playoffs, it will be with Vokoun in goal. Fleury will likely start the first game in the first round, but will be on a short leash.
Evgeni, the best player and will be named MVP, played a stupid 2 weeks of hockey.
Jordan Staal, who somehow has Selke attached, allowed flyer forwards to run around him.
Plus, on the OT 1st game goal, him and letang perfect screens for flyers.
Sid Crosby, a sinking 1.9 points ave against the flyers, couldn't lift the puck to score on Ilya.
The forwards decided they were only going to play offense.
defense: where do you want to start ?
Marc Andre couldn't plug all of the holes. He didn't make the 1 or 2 needed stops in games 1 and 2. He didn't whistle briere for an offside call either.
IN game six, he needed to make that stop. He failed. Then the rest of the team punched out for the season when it was only 1 zip.
The coaches failed to have the players ready for an opponent they had lost to all year. They didn't have them crashing the net. Blysma continue to send out adams when he was being outskated on every PK.
He lost control of the team in game 3.
Winning 2 games in a row~ fleury beat the flyers in the 3rd of game 5... blysma adds vitale and sit tangradi when tangradi was making a difference with his minutes.
Blysma better get over the loss and soon. He is expected to have a new plan of attack .