RoyalDude wrote:OK, so I have had a decent look at Booth, no way in hell this guy has the skill set that Mason Raymond has, not too mention, that the guy simply does not know how to read the cycle. It seems like he just doesn't know where to go in the offensive zone.
Again, why is Malhotra not scratched?
As per usual, the Wild just love beating us and we just seem to have no push back against these guys the majority of the time.
Rumsfeld wrote:They play us hard because we're the perennial top dog in the division, but we beat them more often than not. We've been porous on the back end and have made some over-ambitious pinches, but there's no need to wet the bed over this performance. We could have easily scored three goals in the second period. It's disappointing, but the way you and SC are moaning about it you'd think we were hemmed in our zone all period.
Rumsfeld wrote:RoyalDude wrote:but there's no need to wet the bed over this performance.
RoyalDude wrote:Hey Rummy, what you think of that pass by Booth to send the Minny player on a breakaway and then how Booth ices the puck when he didn't have to right after. The guy is dumb. He ain't no Raymond. He's got Sopel-itis.
Island Nucklehead wrote:Rumsfeld wrote:It's pretty obvious this team hasn't got their minds fully into the season yet. They play a couple good games (and even half the Flames game they weren't very good, the Flames were just that bad), and then lay out a stinker. They'll figure it out, but it's painful to watch such putrid effort.
Island Nucklehead wrote:RoyalDude wrote:Hey Rummy, what you think of that pass by Booth to send the Minny player on a breakaway and then how Booth ices the puck when he didn't have to right after. The guy is dumb. He ain't no Raymond. He's got Sopel-itis.
Yeah, cuz Raymond was a stud last season. And people said Booth's shooting percentage was bad....
Southern_Canuck wrote:Wow, Bieksa with a straight giveaway to Cullen who skates in and scores Minnesota's 4th.
You won't see a worse play by our defence than that all year, I bet.
I think the Canucks caught a case of the fail from the Flames the other night.
griz wrote:What's with the thuggery at the end by the Wild? Times like that I wish we had Gino Odjick.
Meds wrote:Bieksa needs to snap out of it, learn how to shoot and how to pass, or go get a fresh start somewhere else.
The Sedins need to put it together and quit with all the cute bullshit. Everyone is waiting for it. Tonight Minnesota was just waiting for Henrik to make a pass, and they were right there to take it. That was true of every little "cycle play" that this team made. The Wild were just right there to turn it around on them.
Vigneault needs to figure this team out. If he already has, then he needs to figure out how to coach a different system and start getting more (or is it less?) creative.
Malhotra is junk. I have never seen a $2.5M player as useless as he has been.
Our zone entry needs to change. It can't just cross the line and then pull up and look for a pass. It can't be enter the zone with a defender shadowing you and then make a 4 foot pass to the winger for a give-and-go when said winger is going to receive the pass about 1/2 a second before the passer's shadow arrives to check him. It's a useless play and it's not working.
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