glen a richter wrote:
This team needs a major change. I don't know what, I don't know how. I'm not saying sack Hitch, and lord knows there's no one of any quality to replace him if they did. But they need to find a way to finish on scoring chances. In some way shape of form they HAVE TO find the money somewhere to pay for someone who can put the puck in the net. Vova might be able to, Schwartz might be able to, but might doesn't cut it for a team that has a limited window to compete before they have to blow it up and start over. This squad has maybe 3 or 4 more years to get it right and then what? Colorado is getting better and better FAST, the Hawks are solid, the Preds will be showing improvement especially on the D when Jones is more mature, the Pacific is rock solid except for Vancouver--even Calgary plays with more heart and determination. This series ends in game 6, they've mailed it in.
Dude, what are you talking about?! 4 of these 5 games have gone to OT. The Blues could have won every one of them. The Hawks could have one every one of them. They're trading blows with the defending champs. The difference in the series are mistakes. The Blues capitalize on the Hawks' mistakes in Games 1 and 2 to steal them. The Hawks capitalized on on ours in the next 3 games. We had our chances. We almost cashed in on their mistakes. I just don't know how you can say this team isn't right there. They're playing a bona fide near-dynasty of a hockey team here. And every game has been decided by a goal (well, and the one where they scored and empty netter). This one isn't over. It's bleak. But for crying out loud, we're right there in each game.