The Snapshot wrote:farnham16 wrote:I understand that. But your goalie is apart of the of the team as well. Vokoun should never have started tonight. Bylsma needs to answer for that and he's very lucky the Pens pulled this one out.
They showed solid heart tonight and never stopped working. I will say that.
OK but you didn't say Vokoun shouldn't have started, at least not what I read. That is the same argument as last playoffs in my eyes, because the goalie stunk - yet everyone wants to blame the coach and the D IN this game, and it is dead wrong.
You cannot coach around terrible goaltending and the team never packed it in on the road, in a tough building, against a good team, against their old coach and missing two extremely important players. Guys stepped up offensively in their elevated roles too. The rookie Dman played a Norris Trophy caliber game tonight.
This place is negative. Almost like most here want them to fail because Bylsma is still the coach.
I didn't say Vokoun shouldn't have started in this thread you are correct, I said it in a different thread before the game.
Yes, the goaltending was bad tonight and it was bad against the Flyers, but you can't honestly say that the defense and coaching were not a problem.
They still have the same issues. You can only blame goaltending so much. MAF was really good the other night against the Canes yet the team gave up 4 goals. The team defense was really bad tonight IMO. They gave up 16 goals on this roadtrip. That should be completely unacceptable and someone should have to be accountable for it.
They cannot do anything in the postseason playing like this.