We looked absolutely horrible last night. Were they playing some variation of a neutral zone trap?? Either we were way off the page on positioning (definitely possible) or they were finding ways to clog the shit out of the neutral zone. Probably a big contributor to the log jam was the fact that we have no transition game whatsoever
. EJ is getting better with his outlet passes (by no means good, yet), but other than that, it seems like the defensemen just shit themselves with the puck everytime. We couldn't even get a dump and chase game going on.
When we did get setup and get a good cycle going, no one would shoot the damn puck. Everyone was looking for the pass.
I think our best players were Conklin, Berglund, Perron, Stastny, and Janssen (probably in that order).
Now, about Brewer, he was absolutely horrendous. He looked just as bad as he did before he disappeared for a year. I guess his back is OK, though, as he went into the boards VERY hard trying to hit someone. Of course he missed, but he got one hell a run at the guy. It was loud in the arena.
This team needs a complete change. We're getting lucky in our wins and being exposed in our loses. Is it possibly time for a coaching change? I think Murray is a good coach, but he coaches the wrong style for what our team needs.
I love hockey. Period.