I’ve wanted to rationalize that this team isn’t as bad as it is, and that the magic of 08-09 will reappear, but it just isn’t happening. That team overachieved, plain and simple. Is this team as bad as it seems? No. I think this team is somewhere in between 08-09 and 09-10.
Obviously, injuries have played a huge role. Marc Savard and Milan Lucic have both missed substantial amounts of time. Mark Stuart and Andrew Ference have missed time. But that’s no excuse. This team has had chances to win so many games, but they just can’t score. I’ve always said, “if this team could just score, they’d be so good.” 08-09 showed us that. How many 2-1, 3-2 games have we lost this year? If we won half of those losses, we’d be a top 3 team in the East. You don’t win hockey games by defense, at the end of the day, it’s who can score the most.
This team HAS THE WORST OFFENSE IN THE LEAGUE with Carolina and Edmonton!
I’m somewhat disappointed with all these injuries that we have not made a small move to acquire someone who can help us. Guys like Trent Whitfield and Drew Larman aren’t going to make a difference.
This team needs a shakeup, soon.