Something Needs to Change

I don't know about you, but I've had enough. This team (not all of it) is a half effort, play hard sometimes, stagnant mess, and I'm not just talking about tonight or this season. We've seen this trend happening since the 2009-10 season. Yes, there are key players missing due to free agency, retirement and injury, but that's not an excuse. This team has the talent, it just isn't working consistently on the ice like we all expect it to.

More rage.

Blame injuries or fatigue all you want, but I'm not buying it. Helm being out hurts, maybe White too. Look at who is really in the pressbox. Samuelsson, Mursak, E'Coliacasomething. Who cares. Fatigue!!! Really? These guys are professional athletes paid more money a year than most of us will ever know to do one thing. Play a game. It's their job to stay in peak physical form for that same reason.

Look at the skill you have on the Ice. Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Bunner, Franzen, Filppula and the list goes on. Most of those guys give 100%, and some of them could be amazing if they would play with their hearts like Helm, Z and Pav.

Something must change. Maybe Babcock has lost them. Maybe we need to let go of potential and hope and finally pull the trigger on something that will shake this team out of their slumber. I know everyone gets down when we lose, and then right back up when we win, but I just can't do it anymore. Not after what I saw in game 1, and especially not after tonight.

Someone. Anyone, make it happen.