dixonyy18 wrote:This team is really in a no win situation with the fans. They are atop the eastern conference for almost half a year, lose a bad game to Philly (a rivalry game that is always fought tough, goes for every sport) or they win 3-4 in a row and then have a bad game and instantly are going no where. We are one of the cup contenders and are missing one of the best players in the game, anyone that says we're going no where because of a bad game is just ridiculous.
I kind of disagree. We win a lot of games with skill, like Neal with a sick shot from the slot. But at the same time we have last year MVP and a top 3 goal scorer on our second line and they can't do squat even strength, in fact they have been bad.
And our defense, overall issues which cost us in the playoffs last year are still there, including not getting what we need from role players.
I think the fans this year are actually smart and see the writing on the wall. Stats and wins are nice but this team as constructed probably can't win the cup and lays some stinkers of games far to often. It's no different than fans getting overly excited about Despres when he hasn't been a very responsible player and good in his own end or away front the puck.