PK's are actually something they maintain well, even in downturns, but this downturn's stinging. A lot of people talking locally about the possibility of changes, and how this is the truest test of Bylsma since he's joined up with the team. I personally think that's true, but I also doubt he's "on the chopping block" if this continues.
To me, it's more guys like Malkin who need to straighten up. He's a brilliant player at both ends when he wants to be, but he's quick to admit his game's just **** right now. He's giving up the puck when he was a league leader in stealing it at one point... I'd love to see the stat on give-aways on just him. His plus/minus pretty much sums it up though.
Obviously I'm disappointed but I'm glad you got a good game Jeff, I just am disappointed in a team so overwhelmingly talented and at the cap, and they are in the basement with the powerplay. It's dismal. Everyone and his brother agrees though, Malkin needs dumped to the #2 PP and someone else needs a shot at the left point because it's comically bad right now. I'm not a fan of centers on the blue-line in a PP anyway, unless they're outstandingly good defensive centers... The last time I saw it that I felt it worked was Ron Francis. Malkin's not Ron Francis so he needs to move back to the 2nd unit.
Fleury's softest was his first... I don't know WTF that was. Fluttering shots can throw you off but all he had to do was square his body to that, and he was trying to piss with his mit to catch it and not move much... simply stupid on his part.
Crosby looked fantastic though, he's a real leader through example... His goal the other night in Toronto was gorgeous. I love watching the guy play, but right now he's all there is to watch and it's depressing.
Hats off to the Wild. You have a sharp assed team right now. Real well-rounded I think.
I like the 3rd jerseys and the people in the animal outfits (I seriously have no idea what your logo's animal is exactly, and don't think I ever heard it described. Looks like a bear to me or some kind of cat, but it's cool).