Placing Blame

I’ve been having a hard time putting together Game Four thoughts, focusing instead on Game Five. Instead of my own thoughts, I’ll go with those of George Malik.

Here’s my “bottom line” point: Hasek hasn’t been good enough, and it’s Osgood’s time to start, but hockey is a team game, and if you’re going to go blaming Hasek instead of pointing fingers at the 18 skaters in front of him for also not being “good enough,” you’re letting the rest of the team off the hook for some terrible performances. I’m not diminishing Hasek’s disappointing play, but I think it’s a short-sighted conclusion for fans to hang #39 by his toenails when his struggles are simply not the “one and only” reason that the Wings lost the last two games.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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