i think the problem with kreuger is that he treats the guys like kids instead of professionals, he talks to them like theyre in grade school. how do u go on to the ice with confidence with a mindset of thinking "im just a kid" and then look around at all of the huge men you play against?
Yeah I heard him. The best line was when he said "we tried to get the 1-1 goal instead of playing good defense"
um what? you should be going for the 1-1 goal. I'm getting the feeling the players are built to play one way- and he wants them to play like the swiss national team- major disconnect there and that's why it looks like an emotionless game.
For a motivational speaker, he obviously had a lousy time getting the point across there.
But I agree with what he said. Emmerton was teeing up in the second because our forwards were basically in the neutral zone waiting for a breakout. The third period wasn't any better either.
This team needs players that can get the bloody puck away from the other team. The epitome of this problem could be summed up in the 3rd when Zetterberg and one other Red Wing were dummying all five Oilers in our zone. I was laughing at how pathetic our defensive structure is.