Is it wrong for me to say that I'm happy about this loss? It's an eye opener as to just how badly coached this club is when it comes to even the basic fundamentals of the game. Referees certainly played a big part, but it just goes to show how far from contention this team really is.
I'm hopeful of a full house cleaning in both Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley once the season ends and that who ever is brought in, there's an emphasis on fundamentals, break out plays and sustaining pres
Okay, but again just to be clear, I'm not arguing it is.
Refs or not, they were flat. They spent entirely too much time in their own end and 5-on-5 the Isles owned them all game. I'm not blaming the refs for the loss.
I'm blaming the refs for being entirely and pathetically inept at their job. I mean, cut them some slack if they miss something away from the puck or if they misinterpret something away from the puck. But all of these things (the Hagg thing, Hartman, a
This is still a dump and chase team, moving slowly east-west.
And when they actually *do* attack and enter the zone with purpose, they are at a loss as to what to do next. It usually involves peeling *away* from the net along the halfboards, stopping, and forcing a pass that isn't there, leading to a turnover. Or, try and skate *through* players and making pass after pass after pass, then turnover. The final option is to cycle and keep the play along the boards that is mostly harmle