My thoughts on what is going wrong with the season so far.
There are two problems with this team. One is long term, one is short term.
The long term: The defense is slow, immobile, dumb, statue-esque and couldn't pass a grandma on the freeway.
The defense is a major issue, and (even if things were going well) would hamper this team from probably making the playoffs.
The short term: The forwards are sucking dick. They literally don't give a shit. Why are we not working hard to get back in our own zone?? Supposedly our two hardest workers in ROR and Landeskog are playing wing, but they are both MIA when we are trying to get the puck out of our own zone. You would think that a team with known defensive issues...a team that obviously can't move the puck for shit would have forwards coming back hard not only for the backpressure, but to help the defense get the puck out of the fucking zone. So many times against Florida I saw the defensemen trying to play the puck up the boards and the winger wasn't there to help them, they were coasting back for the offensive zone.
Also, way, way, way too many fancy plays and way too much indecision at our own blue line from the forwards. Get it out, regroup, and man the fuck up. The worst thing to do to a slow defense is give away pucks in the neutral zone, because it forces them to either challenge early because they don't have the speed to get back, or back waaaayyyyyy the fuck up so they don't get burned.
The effort is the problem right now. This team can be decent (not great) but decent when people sack up and try harder. Roy may not be perfect, but I generally think his comments on the team are correct. When he called them out for wanting to play an easy game, he was totally right.
Life's like a dice game and I'm in to win.