This Blame-Marty is non-sense.
What killed us this year were (in order):
1. Our inability to score in shootouts. if we were 50% W, we'd be in the playoffs and this thread would not exist.
2. Our inability to score 5-5. Shut out too many times and we can't score even on backups and the other teams know it. (Blame Lou for having old scorers that can't score)
3. Our inability (blame the coach) to protect 3rd period and 2 goal leads. How many times do I have to see Zidlicy pinching down while we are up 3-1 or Jagr taking late 3rd period lazy shifts when we have the lead?
Recall the beginning of the season with those leads on Edmonton, Van, Calgary etc. Add to that the countless dreaded 3-1 leads we blew against for example, NYR and FLA.