I’m not sayin, I’m just sayin. (check the link after the jump)
Alex Goligoski again proved that against the Montreal Canadians, or against any team that goals will be at a premium, he is the wrong D-man to be on the ice.
There is no question that Go Go brings offense to the line-up that is not there when Jay McKee dresses, but he has proven time and time again to be a liability in his own end. He has turned the puck over at the worst possible times, fails to get the puck out of the zone when it counts, and has even failed to be the offensive “weapon” that he should have been in this series.
Last night Go Go played on of the worst games I have seen from a D-man in a long time.
- He caused the forth line to take an extended shift by failing to be able to clear the puck, then when he finally did on his next attempt he iced it.
- My eyes could be failing me, but it seemed as if the Habs are routinely carrying the puck directly at Go Go, seems like they have no fear of his defensive prowess.
- He got himself out of position to attempt to hammer Lapierre, but got nothing but the boards.
- After missing Lapierre he was slow to react causing Lapierre to get a step on him and carry the puck into the Pittsburgh end with speed.
- When Goligoski did catch Lapierre he made a third / forth line forward look like the second coming of Mario.
- While attempting feverishly to tie the game Goligoski failed to hold the puck in twice on plays that should be routine for a right hand shot.
- Once again there were numerous passes that hit the blade of his stick that bounced away harmlessly.
I am not suggesting that the Penguins release, trade, or even permanently sit Alex Goligoski, that being said in a series (game seven) that will be won by limiting the mistakes in your own end, why not dress McKee?