No, that's exactly what people are saying. They are quite literally saying losing in this fashion is unacceptable. Which is true, but the GM let this roster regress mainly by attrition. Nyquist shipped off, Jensen shipped off, Vanek expired, Kronwall retired. They were players, who even if unspectacular, offered more to this team than Hirose, Erne, Filppula, Biega, Hicketts, Bowey. If the concern was the competitiveness of the team, the evolution of this roster could not have been to replace players with worse players. This team was already very bad, and the path we elected was to make it even worse. I'm not even talking about Blashill at this point, I'm talking about the fans inability to comprehend exactly what this team set out to do is THIS. This performance has been bad, and it's been accentuated by the fact that the goaltending has degraded from averaging 3.11 GAA and 0.907 SV% to 3.74 GAA and 0.888 SV%. That the team lost Vanek and Nyquist who were 2 of the top 6 point producers on the team last year in 64 and 62 GP respectively. That the second highest goal scorer and point producer recorded his first goal 16 games into the season, and recorded his 4th, 5th and 6th point over the last 3 games (games 14-16). That their top minute eating defenseman from last year has missed half the season, that their leading point producing defenseman, and essentially captain, retired and was replaced by an AHL caliber player, and arguably their most effective defenseman from last year was traded away to be replaced by an AHL caliber player. If you can admit that everything stated above is factual, then you understand how this team is worse than last year but you don't like how it tastes, so the blame has to be put somewhere.