Ugly game last night. We are not going to win many (if any) games playing like that. On a forum note I am planning to do two GT for the month of February unless someone else would like to do them more frequently.
I'm still in Bylsma's camp... at least for now. I know the past few games have been pretty bad in a number of different aspects but it's just that, it's only 6 games into the season and yes, I know the season is only 48 games long. That goes both ways though, do you really want to go through a coaching change (one that emphasizes offense for the players we have) and have to learn a brand new system in a shortened season? There's no guarantee it would be a seamless transition and you then find yourself struggling.
This team consists of many of the same players that finished 4th in the NHL in points last year, 1 point away from 1st in the East, 1st in goals for, and you then have to add that to the fact that we missed Crosby for most of the season. Let's just wait a little before we bring in a new guy to try and replicate those results
I think it's more the team sully held the lines together last year. Neal Malkin Kunitz should never have been touched (blysmas bad decision)
Kennedy has no business on the second line or Tangradi?
Also moving TK to the 2nd line ruined a great 3rd line of him sutter and Cooke
They looked strong all around. "D" showed up. Offense showed up. Bylsma tinkered minimally and finally took Neal off the point on the PP and put Malkin there. You could tell Malks was determined after the spanking from the Isles. He was driven and on all cylindars. Vokun looked like a #1 and the smartest offseason signing. MAF better get sharp, fast.