I don't know how this doesn't have something to do with our coaching but that's just me.
One point given to a team that played an awful game tonight.
We beat ourselves for sure.
Well, on to the next one.
At least we had a good period.
Not just you. I don't think it's a systematic issue but it's getting a little concerning the way this team wilts when the momentum goes against them and there's nobody on the bench who can rally the troops. That goes for both players and coaches, though.
MURRAY: “There’s a few things that you need to change. it doesn’t come down to structure and system though. I like the way we bring the puck up the ice, and our regroups in the neutral zone. We do get into the offensive zone and get set up, when there is that intense effort to get open for the man who has the puck. That’s critical. It’s not the man that has the puck. It’s the people away from it that need to really dig in and quickly get available. But for us, right now, what I see (lacking) is just that net presence. To have a shooting power play, that’s the part of the game that really has to get established early in the offensive zone setup, and stay there. If you get away from it, as that person who is in front of the net, thinking maybe, `OK, I’ve got to support, I’ve got to give an option to the player with possession,’ now it’s too late, sometimes, to get back to that net whenever the shot opportunity is there. So we’d like to have a fixture, in that person. So you can change it. It has been addressed many times. It just has to become a more instinctive part of our power play.”
Must be nice to have a second line center capable of making plays like that. That is what I mean when I say Stoll isn't a 2nd line center. Just no creativty.
Once again our PP costs us points. And please spare the BS about it being hard to change the system. The PP is god awful yet they stubbornly refuse to change the system. They continue the low to high crap, the continue to send Glass Jarret out there, they continue to have Williams and Johnson on the bench.
And to think people used to complain about Van Boxmeer. Kompon makes Van Boxmeer look like Toe Blake.
Gotta keep the players accountable but these PP's are just not cutting the mustard. You got to start holding the people responsible for organizing the system of the powerplay and that clearly involves the coaches.
Bernier sucked tonight. Benn's goal and likely Morrow's would have been saved by Quick.
You have to be joking... Benn scored that exact same goal on Quick earlier in the season and Morrow's goal was a gifted to him in the slot on the quickest shot of the night. No way was Bernier to blame for this loss tonight.