Same ol same ol. Fire Murray before this season's a lost cause.
Disagree on the same ol' same ol' part. That was a different team. They played with a fire. They took a good Philly team the distance and couldn't get that 2nd goal to go in. Murray isn't a 30 goal scorer that's not potting pucks in the net (ala Kariya, Boyes, Backes, Tkachuk, etc.). Murray isn't making defensive gaffes on a nightly basis.
I don't think you are getting the point people are making... Murray's system and decisions with the personel is the issue.
Ya, it's Murray who is giving hella icetime to Brewer who is making a strong push to lead the team in +/- (in the minus sense) but as far as defensive gaffes, we are in the top half of the conference in GAA and usually do a good job of limiting teams chances. 2.57 is plenty low to have a much better record - if we could score.
This team is 13th in the conference in GFA, and if you throw out those first two games we are dead last. Can you really tell me that ALL of our scorers are in a "slump" at exactly the same time or do you need to take a look at how they are being used to explain the drought?
They played hard last night, but the way they are asked to play means they don't have the opportunities to exploit their strenghts on the ice, imo. Murray needs to go. It's been said he's a good coach with a team of journeymen grinders and we have seen that. This isn't a team of grinders and Murray is clueless on what to do with them now that they play hard and wear their hats properly.