Flo The Action wrote:i refuse to panic. there's no denying we're having a bad start but we aren't much different a team from the one that surprised everyone last year.
i have noticed Alfie looks slower, kovalev is showing his usual slow beginnings self gonchar has yet to find his groove with the team but i think things will fall into places.
don't worry, it will be alright and we'll make the playoffs.
That's right, we'll be fine.
I believe our lack of offense comes from our team defense. The defensemen still have to get used to their respective partners, as it still looks like there are fundamental mistakes down low in our own zone, and the forwards share the blame for an unreliable or inconsistent break out.
Although we have mobile defensemen who can move the puck much quicker now, which will eventually lead to more offense, there is probably a learning curve for just how much offensive/defensive pressure the Sens forwards can get away with. The absence of Volchenkov and Sutton changes the roles slightly for most of the individuals on the Sens, so I think they will continue to have some ups and downs for a while.
This team was successful last year because for long stretches they were the epitome of a hardworking NHL team. Seeing us struggle when the teamwork is off only makes sense to me and also gives me optimism that they'll figure it out and really get going in a few weeks.