What they need is REAL checking and quit all this goddamn weakass stick checking sh it... see Oskar's weak ass stick check on the Perry goal if you don't know what i mean. Get back to Flyer hockey and that doesn't mean fighting.
It means being physical and finishing checks taking the body and fighting for pucks.
Please see the Blues vs Bruins Stanley Cup series.
The Blues were banging bodies and out physical played the Bruins and that is saying something becau
Easy for a goalie with no "book" on him to come in and look strong. Andrew Hammond comes to mind top of head...
Teams have identified weaknesses and it's now on the goalie and coach to adapt to them.
But the addition of two vets to shore up the blue line and defensively responsible Hayes at 2C was supposed to mitigate that.
If you give up 15 shots in a game you're not supposed to see 3 goals against, sophomore slump or no sophomore slump...
Another slow start, and you want us to calm down. This is what has killed this team's playoff chances every time they have struggled or failed to make them in recent history. Playing "catch-up" (again) isn't the way to go about the season.