Ok, this is not good. Young, promissing big center shelved for a month, starting goaltender with injured knee and line shifting taking place only 3 games into the season. What is the main problem with this team? Aside from the super large names on the backs of the road jerseys, it is their defense. Inconsistent play on the back end has led to too many easy goals thus far in the season. Marco Scandella has struggled. Clayton Stoner looks like 2010 Stoner again and Keith Ballard looks ready for bar-league hockey.
How to fix? I don't know, other than trying new combinations and maybe mixing in Matthew Dumba more. Head Coach Mike Yeo's leash is starting to stretch.