Agreed, not the biggest fan of Berube, but with Lappy and Paddock as assistants, the team will work hard.
Liked his answers as to what is wrong:
1. Team D away from the puck is not good enough
2. Compete level is not good enough.
There is no excuse for this.
As far as Lavy goes, he was a good coach until every other coach figured him out. The talent doesn't match the system. He refused to change.
What is so frustrating is that last year, when all the D went down, they changed their system to a simpler, puck support system - and we went on a winning streak that cost us Seth Jones. If Lavy can win with Schenn-Lauridsen, Gustafsson-Lilja and Konan-Manning as his D pairings, he should have been able to win with the current 6 (as bad as Timonen is playing).
The team clearly just doesn't believe in the Lavy's system any more. We'll see if the Chief can do any better. If not, Homer and Chief are gone, and Hexy will choose a new coach after the season.
I suspect Paddock is going to overhaul the entire defensive scheme and make it a system in which forwards are going to be held more accountable and will be more active in helping out the defense. The defense won't be bull rushed as much as guys like Timonen and Streit aren't going to get pounded every time they touch the puck. I'm very interested to see how things are going to look against Florida.
I imagine it'll still be rather sloppy as they don't have much time to implement but I too am curious.
Oh believe me im not saying take it easy on ed...im saying that it was a ****** thing to do with Berube right there. The guy just got hired and your basically trashing the hire to the guys face. Chiefs a big boy and can handle himself but I just think that it was an inappropriate time for the question...ask it in side scrums
I still don't have any problem with it since Snider has been insulting Flyers fans for much too long now. Berube has thick Indian skin so I highly doubt he took any of it to heart at all..if anything people on this board are more sensitive.
Moreover it is insulting to hear management saying they wanted to give Lavi a full training camp to see if things would change..again horrible judgement and foresight on the part of this management! This is why we keep spinning our wheels as an organization. Get some freakin people in here with a longitudinal plan not a management that is constantly being reactive and trying to fix mistake after mistake..so sick of it.
Also what can we expect as far as what system Berube will run?
While some in the media were focusing on other issues, Berube stated the team's play without the puck and how that needs to improve. Prime opportunity for supplementary questioning was avoided and overlooked. Perhaps that will be discussed during the hours and days to come. There were 1-on-1 interviews following the main presser.