No matter how bad it will look for gainey to fire carbo, being its the 100th year, and he brought him in, HE MUST DO SO!
I believe that if gainey wants to stick to his idealogy of having a diverse european team, then he must have the proper management in place to win. I have nothin against having all the russians on the team, I do want a coach who can cater his coaching style to producing the most out of these guys. Gainey is the one who can do it. When he took over as interim coach before carbo became head coach, he commanded fear from the players. They respected him. It is time for gainey to get behind the bench and teach kovy and sergei how to play some hockey and win some games.
The team's just not that good. We have four solid forwards (Kovalev, Koivu, Lang, and Tanguay) - two of which are injured. They are surrounded by a bunch of inconsistent youngsters, and fourth liners (don't get me wrong - I love Kosto, Lapierre, Begin).
We have three solid defenceman. One playing over his head (or was, Gorges), and guys in Bouillon, Brisebois, and Dandenault who have been fringe NHL'ers for a while now.
The goaltenders are young and shaken because the team in front of them is playing poorly. A trade would be nice, but the real action will happen in the summer. Until then, let's just hope we make the playoffs and can catch some magic.
This is really true. Compared to a team like the Devils, this team is pretty bad.