I hate to say it, but how does Raymond have a job? Those players were right, he's garbage.
And, it's time to work on 5 on 5 defence as well. Not just defencemen, but the whole 5 man unit. Where are you supposed to be, who are you covering, what's the plan when you win the puck along the boards.
Last night, you can point to the exact moment the Sens lost the game. One of my favourite players, Duchene, gets the puck after a long and exhausting shift where the Wild had pinned us in, he looks for options and sees none, so he attempts to fire it down to the neutral zone/Wild zone, but he torques it and there was never a second of doubt that it was going to be icing. I was sitting there thinking, that's a very, very, very dangerous move after you've grabbed the game back and the opposing coach has just flat out embarrassed his starting goaltender - and by relation his entire team. But to make matters worse, you have one of the best faceoff guys in the world out there - so is Duchene, but that becomes moot when the other guy is as good or better.
This is not great, I thought. And then Lajoie decided - I believe it was him - that it would nice to chase the guy behind the net and leave coverage open in front of the net. If it wasn't Lajoie that time, he did it previously anyway.
I mean...a lot of this is coaching and having the players know exactly where to be and what to do, but it also falls on the players being really young. That was a tough way to lose the game though after coming back...