No doubt... Therrien was pissed today when asked about Laraque's behavior when put on the ice... I expect to see Laraque suited again (there's some doubt), and laying people out next game... Or he's just not going to be suited up at all.
Whitney's not much for offense, he just came alive this year so I don't agree with that... But Gonchar I 100% agree with. That's why he's usually paired iwth Eaton who's been our best Dman for a while, and he's really a reliable guy. He was outstanding, but he can't do it himself... Not that Gonchar was dismal all night, he had his moments defensively (especially on that breakaway by I think Heatley), but that first goal I think it was, he was just standing there and took nobody out of the play.
In situations similar I was laying people out left and right and I couldn't believe my eyes watching him just stand there like a lump.
But a lot needs put on the offense. They didn't help at all... Nobody was finishing, they pulled this pass, pass, pass, lose the puck bull**** all night...
The whistles going away pissed me off though. They'd call wishy washy hooks all night till they broke the damn whistle, but twice on Malkin there were suspension worthy clips that could've been called right in front of a zebra, and then during the one scuffle there was a friggin' Senator on the bench taking swings... The NHL itself should've stepped in and handed one out after the game was over for that.
They got embarassed, they deserved it, and they better get their **** together for Saturday.