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10-16-2012, 11:08 AM
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There's not excuses but they do have 14 players that are new to the team this season. Chemistry comes with time and with a turn over like that it may take longer than expected. They have also been very unlucky. Bounces have not been going in their direction and some of the losses have been very close games that could have gone either way like tonight against Rouyn Noranda. We were able to contain the Dea, Andrighetto, Desjardins line and outshot them. Althought we ended up losing 3-2 , Dubeau hard a stronger game than he's been having. I think the "part-time" goaltending coach position is hurting us as his rebound control has been brutal and a mentor could help a young tender in the confidence department. We do have the talent so I'm guessing we'll get the win column rolling soon.
From what i have seen, they could go either way. 1 - they could turn things around and start winning games like crazy. The talent for the most part is there. or 2 - they could keep going the way they are currently going.
There are things that have happened since the beginning of the year that could indicate they are not 100% on board with Flynn's system. Keep in mind this happened 6 years ago also when Flynn first took over. The decision then was to get rid of all the veterans and start from scratch. When you look at the current wildcats, in terms of core players, there are only 3-4 that have been there for any length of time under Flynn. It's very plausible that the other key players are not buying in. i'm not putting him down in anyway as a coach, he's a phenomenal coach, but, the players have to buy what your selling. Sometimes they just dont, and there is nothing that can change their perception.
The other thing IMO... WAYYYY too much has been expected of the wildcats. To listen to the moncton media, the wildcats should contend for the memorial cup. Show me another team that integrated 15 new faces essentially and won a league championship? Halifax and quebec are miles ahead of moncton and are not having to integrate new players for the most part. Both those teams were built through the draft, not through trades. Both of those teams have multiple high picks. Other than the Saulniers, the wildcats core players are basically coming in from elsewhere.
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