They just don’t have enough good scorers and their goaltending is average. It’s really that simple. Constructing a roster heavy on puck-moving defensemen is a questionable strategy - those defensemen have no scorers to bring the puck to, and the style makes them susceptible to the stretch passes where they lack an elite goalie to bail them out.
Dahlin once again looks like an elite player. Reino is battling, I think, he’s just having a tough time fitting his game into the offense. Skinner is being asked to create offense all by himself which has never been his game. E-Rod, Mojo and Sheary are playing like they belong in Rochester with the Mythlestadt.
Multiple coaches have now been unable to succeed with these core players.
Botterill has failed at his job. Time to move on. It happens.