Agreed. We got plenty of shots, but not many real good scoring chances. We seemed pretty disorganized on our PP. That needs to be fixed.I think the proper payback is taking the PP and scoring. At the very least getting more than 2 shots on net on a 5v3 for 59 seconds. This team is having issues both directions. While the official number of shots is ok, it feels like the shots just aren't coming as needed. I get the "waiting for the perfect shot" you can't have any more 2min PP with zero shots. Fire, scramble up front, and force it in.
I was thinking this exact same thing on Friday. The concern for me wasn't that we were being beaten physically, but rather that we were just flat out being out-skated for a lot of the game; getting beaten to pucks, lazy changes, etc. That's the most concerning thing for me because, unlike sloppy powerplays, its not something that just gets better with more playing time and experience. Its a team mentality that needs to be changed, and thats a hard thing to do.Defense is very good or very bad, little inbetween. We have several guys with zero hustle. Getting beat to the puck coming back into our zone time and time again. No excuse that for us to be beat to the puck when you have a 15ft headstart.
My last complaint is line changes. We are extremely lucky we've only had a couple TMM calls. I watched several times we had players who coasted from the far blue back to the bench. If he would have skated just a little the replacement could have been there to make a play. Its just being lazy.
Agreed again. He's been the only consistently positive part about the team so far I think.On a good note, I've really enjoyed Nappier stepping up. He was standing on his head all weekend and was the only true difference maker on the team. I was worried about him stepping up this season since I think he still isn't in what most might consider college hockey physical shape. Just a couple tweaks to his out of net handling and he could help rally the team.