Saturday, October 9, 2010
Come on people. It's 2 games into the season and its not exactly the start we all hoped for, but its only 2 games. Nobody wins the cup after 2 regular season games. The loss was a result of defensive and goaltending lapses. It happens. The last team to go 82-0 or even 81-1 is...
noone. Its never happened and has never even been close. The Penguins are missing Jordan Staal and Arron Asham, two guys who figured to receive a bunch of minutes each game. Asham is the grit that this team lacked in the game against the Flyers and Staal is a very strong forward offensively and an amazing forward defensively.
If you want to point a finger at anyone tonight, its the coaches. There are players on this team who are afraid to shoot the puck and there have been multiple instances, where they have passed the puck, but missed the mark and put the opposition on an odd-man rush. That can't happen.
Don't get me wrong, the Pens had a ton of shots tonight, but they passed up some great scoring chances.
Lets go Pens.
Posted by Nick at 7:19 PM