At some point you need talent. This team has been trying hard and playing well, but like I said, at some point you need talent and it has shown. 5 goals on 132 shots is a 3.78% shooting percentage. Once again, another one goal game we lost. I said Kovalchuk could have made a difference in these games and I stand by it, it’s just too late now and no other options on the trade market are really going to make the kind of difference he could have. The B’s are not going to contend with the Flyers, Caps, Penguins and Devils in the East, and I don’t think at this point it’s worth sending out assets for a 1st round exit. Whitney, Poni, Kariya, Tkachuk, Torres or whoever isn’t going to make a legit impact this team needs. That time was about 2-3 weeks ago. PC waited too long and this is what this team is. It sucks, but it’s reality. They don’t have the talent, end of story. 2 or less goals for 9 straight games. They haven’t won in over a month and are 1 win away from their franchise record.
And for the people who believe the asking prices are too high, look at for what Kovalchuk went for and then think what would a player a fifth of his caliber cost. Probably a 2nd round pick or something.