How can they be worse than right now, later? They're starting to get goaltending, the defense is solid, and you can't lose every shootout. It's one of maxpower's typical 'chance doesn't exist' viewpoints.
Tonight's game was enjoyable because NJ got a bunch of scoring chances - this wasn't a 19 shot affair. The PP was horrible mostly, but oh well - hopefully Elias coming back fixes that a bit.
Put simply, they cannot score. This is the team that will put fenwick and corsi in their graves.
They're starting this year where they left off last season. No 5 on 5 scoring to speak off and no ability to win a game that lasts longer than 60 minutes. In this format that isn't completely the end of the world, but still... they have no go to guy, no finisher. You look at the Leafs game and Kessel gets that one good chance and there's a goal. You watch the Devils play and they control and can't score. You can say that's bad luck and the numbers should even out, but the problem is they don't have those one or two guys that will consistently score.
That and they have a "doom switch" portion of the schedule coming up. I am loathe to go out to California. So games like this are frustrating when you have a game that plays out as a win on paper, but turns out to be a point.
Edited by maxpower, 09 November 2013 - 01:12 AM.