They're not substantially worse 5 on 5, if they're worse at all. Losing Salvador and Gionta was certainly a boost to the team too.
lol I knew someone would go there
They've been playing fairly well defensively with Sal recently. I'd rather have seen Sal on the ice than Larsson/Volch/Harrold when they were ****ing up at times. Losing Gionta was no factor, it's not like our offense became great finishers There's no advantage to playing with sixteen skaters, especially when one guy you know can play 25-30 minutes when needed isn't even around, and some of the other scrubs on the third/fourth line can't even add the spark Gio does.
It's just the same **** it's been. Give effort, can't finish, lose OT/SO. Thankfully Marty's only allowed four goals in the three games but he's still fighting it out there too.
Edited by NJDevs4978, 25 March 2013 - 10:14 PM.