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10-15-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Gret99zky View Post
I know hindsight is 20/20 but it was so important for this year's team have a good start I wish Eakins would have used the training camp to get his lines set and let the players gel.

Instead of a bunch of "tryouts" for guys who are clearly not going to make the opening night line-up.

Now Eakins has to mix-up the lines and the players have to find their games and gel with real points on the line.

I know it goes against standard practice but this ****** start may have been avoided by using the pre-season to get prepared for winning rather than finding our way during the start of the regular season.

**** tryouts. Get the team ready to win before the games count.

Ya, I have to agree. They should have pared the roster down a lot sooner and given the team a chance to gel. I was kind of surprised when Eakins mentioned the first practice in which systems play was discussed was the practice before the last preseason game against Dallas. Probably not a surprise they have been all over the map. Throw in the god awful goaltending and its the perfect **** storm.

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