Also, for everyone ragging on Lou, no one knows what he tried to do. Just because nothing happened doesn't mean he didn't look to sign Semin or call 20 GMs seeing if a scorer was available. The Parise signing not happening till July 3rd forced him to miss a few players. You don't badly overpay either to fix an issue. There is enough talent on this team to get a good amount of goals. It's a slump, but this just as easily could have happened with Parise.
As for Hedberg, he made a mistake tonight, but he also made 3 ridiculous saves. He wasn't the reason they lost.
lou never came close to offering any type of contract to semin. none.
Our captain also is as useful as pissing into the wind.
We're missing a leader who plays with heart. I'm sick of watching this team get pushed around, bad calls being made, and the only person who protests is the offending player or Kovalchuk.
I don't remember the game or who got leveled, want to say Carter vs Ottawa, but it happened right in front of Captain Useless and he only reacted after Zids went to defend his teammate.
Sure, he's not the ONLY problem, but attitude reflects leadership and currently, our leadership is downright pathetic.
i am as down on sal as anyone. i thought his re-signing was a terrible idea even if he kept the magic from rounds 2 and 3 of last year's playoffs. it just wasn't necessary and leads to many more issues wrt/ asset management. but enough with this "he's a bad captain" bullsh!t. The C is the ultimate excuse for anything - give the C to that guy and the team will be better. take it away from this guy because he's not a leader or he can't handle the pressure. it's such utter bullsh!t.
even with langenbrunner who was cancerous at the end of his reign didn't affect that much his last year. sure it wasn't a great room but that had more to do with the position that lou put the team in than it did how langenbrunner reacted to it (and got his buddies to).