Peoria Rivermen @ OKC Barons, Tuesday 12/11 6PM MDT
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12-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Originally Posted by
Nail and Nuge
What stage is Nelson going to be held accountable here? I have not been a fan of his throughout the majority of this year. It seems as though we are being out-coached and out-systemed repeatedly.
How in the name of God does a team with this much talent lose 5 in a row?
I say Nelson needs a "please explain" phone call from Tambo and crew.
Nothing could be more patently obvious that the team doesn't get instruction on how properly setup a PP with 5mins left and one goal down. That whole PP was an out of sync joke with nobody timing the rush, nobody hanging onto a puck to effect gaining blueline in sync, and none of the forwards even realizing that they were out of position, not in time, and were approaching opposition end one or two at a time and being outmanned. With no puck support to hold the line and starting all over.
Then Nelson pulls a time out minutes later after the game is pretty much blown. It was obvious the club was confused and blowing the PP chance which was a big chance to tie. Equally interesting that the Barons barely touched the puck after the timeout and looked even more disorganized. Basically chasing puck until Rivermen got the inevitable empty net goal.
What pains me specifically is I noted how often the kids were not responsive to coaching last year and the results obtained the few times they did play to script.
This is some of the same players being fairly immune to coaching and I don't imagine Nelson gets a lot of regard from these star players.
That Schultz is hands down the best player on this team, has the most pts, generates the most offense, says a lot about how inconsistent the coaching is in this org. I worry what happens when Schultz fallsback to the indifferent commitment to detail that is so part of this org.
The saddest thing is we could be seeing the best Schultz year before he stucks in the usual mire.
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