Panic button time yet anyone?
Ok. No. It's not, and I know it.
When does this start to become a coaching issue? We have now scored goals 32 in the last 17 games with our regular roster. Not too many teams are winning many games while sporting a 1.88 goals/game average. I'm starting to think that the book is out on this team's offense and that opponents are coming in fairly comfortable in the realization that, so long as we stick to our plan of playing token positional defense, we will have no trouble frustrating them, all we have to do is solve their goaltender.....providing it's not Luongo.
Booth has great speed, great hustle, finishes his checks, and must be entirely frustrated that every time he rushes up the wing, he has absolutely nobody to pass to in a scoring position. Again tonight there were at least 3 missed opportunities off of a shot where there was nobody coming down the far wing and we missed out on a wide open net with Elliot down on the far side. Instead the closest player was someone who was in the high slot where there was no option for an incoming pass. The third forward? Yeah he was headed to the corner to setup our "dreaded" cycle game. Yawn. Fart. The Canucks offense is quickly becoming the most boring thing to watch on TV.
Our playbook is old hat and we need something other than this tired structure.