No offense, can't stay out of the box, and poor penalty killing. Overall a listless performance through two periods. I don't know what Red can do. Captains must take over leadership of this team but I don't know whether they are capable.
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not sure it could get worse then this. I think we have officially hit rock bottom
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Another loss tomorrow and I may be ready to concede that we officially suck.
And let me say that this is a team effort.
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They could stay at rock bottom for a while. Schedule remains tough with @ Ferris and two with Western MI. Then Trouba will be missing for the GLI.
What is with the three goal periods against? Dead in the water.
Let's see what happens in the next 3 games. Really need to split both series, but that's expecting a lot for a team that is weak on offense, defense, special teams, leadership and goaltending.
Interesting that Guptill did not make the trip? Injury, Discipline or Message?
Wonder if there will be any personnel changes over the Holiday break.
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This post was edited on 12/1 7:28 AM by Puckhead
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You could see it against Cornell at MSG...players who just don't believe. I thought the trip to New York would get everyone to play as one and find a way to compete. But, they have no confidence and they look like they lost their way in how to compete and how to play. They DON'T BELIEVE. And, in sports, when you lose belief, you get destroyed by the opponent. The league senses BLOOD...we always get everyone's best and now opponents are confident they will defeat Michigan.
We don't have enough fire power or skill. We may have double digit NHL draft picks, but they are not playing like a talented group. We are not fast enough, we are not physical enough. We play poorly in our defensive zone, we don't back-check enough, we have no sense of urgency, we don't muck in the corners enough, we don't bury our chances.
We have guys going through the motions on the ice. The ENTIRE TEAM needs to step up. NOBODY is playing very well.
Red needs to change up the lines and pairings again. No offense and no defense - we're not competitive anymore.
Maybe we just roll over and die...but THIS IS MICHIGAN. We need to suck it up and find the pride!
This is an S.O.S.!!!
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that Guptil didn't make the trip because he didn't like his work ethic or his performance.