Cut practice abrubtly and marched team into lockerroom
Hopefully Toews or someone points out the crap players he shouldn't be playing Scott/CullimoreIf Q wants to turn things around then he cant continue to dress 3 lines / 2 d pairings everynight
I hope this is the case. I remember after we played Columbus at home this year that after we blew the lead, during an interview in the locker room, he was pissed. He said something like "We have some guys here who need to start pulling their weight." I think it's safe to say that we have a deep prospect pool. Does a Makarov do better than a Pisani? I think so. Would Hendry, Connelly, Leddy, or Vishnevskiy do better than Cullimore? I think so. Getting Bolland back hopefully now healthy and with a clear mind will help us out. Not having Hossa throws off the rythym of the offense. Not having Marian also hurts our defense. Some of the lines and guys he decides to put on defense really make him a questionable coach in my eyes.
It has been so evident that this team hasn't had the chip on their shoulder necessary to win...and given the play of teams like the Redwings (not to mention the friggn Blue Jackets) that HAS to change if this team doesn't want to be embarrassed. There is too much talent on this team to be losing to the Oilers and Devils. Good job Q.
Here's hoping this translates to ice tonight. IMO the team has played nervous hockey since Hoss went down with injury. If every player concentrates on giving 100% effort maybe they'll stop squeezing the stick and make some plays.
"See this? *points to Thrashers* This will be where you guys will be spending your career if you don't shape up!"
Anyway, I'm glad to hear this. You can point the finger at several individuals on this team, including the ones behind the bench. Something needs to change quickly here. And there will still be fans talking about how early it is in the season but if nothing seems to be changing then it doesn't matter how far along the season is, you're still losing games. Call me crazy but I thought losing was a bad thing that is a sign that something is going wrong.