I watched the Penguins / Washington game the other day. Backstrom looked lost, skated aimlessly and without purpose. He got beat to the puck so many times he was called out by Milbury and Jones. They used the telestrator to demonstrate shift after shift his line was giving up chances on noticeably weak efforts, broken plays and bad passes.
They concluded; no wonder Washington is losing! Then went on to criticize why Oates was puttering with Ovi on his off wing, when simple fundamentals were so poor. But with Oates being new and a statement after these same players ran Hunter and Boudreau out of town (both quality coaches) > perhaps a shake up was necessary?
Scoring a few points means nothing in boxing either, when you get your arse flattened dancing like an idiot.
People who post without watching actual games...
"Struggling"...he has 7 points in 9 games.
He's also gotten 374 career points in 374 career games, and he's 25 years old. Don't think they'll be trading him.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 05 February 2013 - 12:59 PM.