Carle = Good, Flyers = Bad

Sunday, November 9, 2008 ·

First impressions usually mean a lot and our first impressions of Matt Carle were good. He played well with the puck, and if he did turn it over, he kept at it and later took it away. After one game, it looks like a good move. Frankly, I thought it was a good move just getting rid of Steve Downie and Steve Eminger. They could have been traded for the Lightning's sticks for all I care.

There is a big problem down on Broad Street though. The rest of the team sucks. Their lazy play is continuing to cost them games. Last night, they allowed an odd-man rush because Jeff Carter came down the ice and just completely missed the net. It rolled all the way around the boards only for Tampa to convert it for an easy one time goal to Vinny Prospal. Early in the game, Carter fired, missed completely and Lecavalier came down on a break-away. Thankfully, Marty Biron stoned him.

They lack discipline in the offensive zone. They lack discipline in the neutral zone. They lack discipline in their own zone. When a team is starting to lack discipline it makes you look at who is discipling them. Even last year, this team is either scorching hot or ice cold. Stop with the fucking streaks and learn how to discipline your team to play good, consistent hockey. This team has plenty of talent, so that is not the problem. They're experienced, so that is not the problem. At some point, someone needs to take some accountability.

This team is too good for the fans to have to be frustrated with. I'm not saying they're a team that should make the ECF every year, but they should be a playoff team and right now they're a 4-6-3 team and they look even worse than their record.

Highlights after the jump.


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