I'm just going to make a list of points to help relieve the stress:
----Bylsma, shades of last years first round. 0-2, okay drink your water bottle buddy. While other coaches are drawing up new formations. Just standing around looking stern again. Get it together please. Get on it, please. I'm not even hating on you right now, just show us something.
----Fleury, got a great backup to keep MAF in line. It's time to keep him in line. Fleury is soft again. Put in Vokoun next game. Fleury needs to know his job is on the lines and I think he forgot that. I get that the defense is trash right now, but he can't keep letting in these bad goals.
----Despres, completely ruined. This is EXACTLY why he would have started, and stayed in my top 6 the entire season. Kid has been in and out of the lineup and Bylsma cut him out this game. Engelland should have never got minutes of Despres in the regular season. Now you are seeing how bad Engelland is: Not even good enough to play in the playoffs...and Despres hasn't had the chance all year to get consistent long term minutes. How do you expect to plug him right into the playoffs and be "up-to-speed". If we have prospects that are going to bust, we will never know under Bylsma's watch.
----Eaton, I already proved my point with him. His speed is going to get us in trouble the entire post season. Great #7 defenseman for this playoff run, nothing more at this point. He's on his last wheels and both of them are already flat.
----Defense, The Penguins have 2 number 7 defenseman Eaton and Engelland playing in the top 6. Despres is still raw. This team is in trouble...they need Orpik back fast, but he's paired with Martin. This is why you can't juggle 3 defenseman in and out of the lineup the entire season. No chemistry. The best Chemistry line pairing is Murray and Niskanen. They are a decent 3rd pairing. The top 4 is a complete mess. Niskanen cannot handle the top 4, they've tried it multiple times and it failed. It failed in Dallas too.
Look at what the Islanders are doing to this defense besides Martin. What do you think the Bruins, Caps, and Blackhawks might do? hahaha
----Morrow & Iginla, both great pickups, I can already Morrow getting worn out. IT's easy to look back and say what we should have done...I kind of wish we just got Iglina, and used the Morrow trade for a veteran defenseman. I think i'd rather have a Bouwmeester at this point in time over Morrow. But like I said, you can't look back and say that now. Morrow was awesome in the regular season.
This defense looks soft so fast again. Brooks is needed.