Kovy27 wrote:Vokoun was horrendous. Second time in two weeks that we've either tied or took the lead, and he lets in a terrible goal to take all the momentum away. Honestly, we should have beat Philly and not given a point to Montreal tonight and that is squarely on the shoulders of Vokoun. Yes, the defense was bad on the goals, but the 6th goals for Philly and Montreal were just terrible.
I totally agree with you, but I don't see why this statement is even necessary. One was a goal from below the goal line in the corner, and the other was on a clear shot from just inside the blueline that results in my beer league goalie not getting any beer after the game.
As Gaucho said above, your D cannot prevent goals on rebounds that should not be there. There are rules that prevent D from grappling onto everything that moves without the puck out there - but a lot of people here seem to hold this idea that our D can't just prevent anyone without the puck from ever getting near the crease.
Vokoun has been horrific.
Teams all over the league have trouble protecting leads because the rules make it so. You can barely hit someone out there without getting a penalty, yet our D is supposed to be hitting people without the puck but not taking "undisciplined" penalties. I think too many folks here think that stating vague criticisms like "our D is terrible" makes them sound like they know what they are talking about. It's quite the contrary. To blame the D last night, or the coach is dumb.
The ONLY thing you can blame Bylsma for is going with Vokoun. The decision most-likely is because he wants to get him going a little and Vokoun has always been great against the Habs.