Posted 11:05 AM ET | Comments 7
Pathetic. That's the best way to describe the effort put forth by the Preds in a 5-2 loss against the Blackhawks.
It all started last night with lackadaisical goaltending from Chris Mason who gave up two goals on two shots before being pulled. Dan Ellis could do no better giving Chicago their third goal on only their fourth shot. I knew then it was going to be a long night. Sure we could complain about the reverse call on Radulov's goal (honestly I couldn't tell where he touched the puck) but the fact remains that if you give a team a three goal lead you can't place blame anywhere else.
Apparently the team held a closed door meeting last night. While I'm encouraged by that, part of me thinks that this meeting should have happened after Tuesdays loss in Minnesota or maybe after the back to back losses against the Av's. It's like losing five in a row is the magic number where you realize something is amiss...funny I don't think it took the fans that long!
All I can see is that I am thankful for DVR. I had to pause the game for a while to get my little girl down for bed...luckily at a point I was able to fast forward and not subject myself to the torture that this game was.
Whats Next? Well the Preds head home for a Saturday date with the Kings, the only team in the West with a record worse than the Preds. Yup...for those keeping score at home the Preds now sit in 14th place in the West. 14th!
Okay Poile...time to work some of your magic. Time to shake things up. In with the new out with the old...do something! If we are not going to play Klein then trade him. He does us no good watching the games in a suit.
On the bright side the Preds were 2-5 on the powerplay last night!