Do you get the feeling that AK won't be around next year... or even the end of this year? He couldn't have hurt the team much tonight. Zero on the +/- and 4 minutes of ice time. I know he has looked a lost the last couple of games but for the life of me I can't figure out why the coaches never kept him with Eller. They seemed to have great chemistry and then everything gets changed around... about the time Gomez came back
Put Kostitsyn with Eller and Leblanc and you have a good line.
Seriously, if the plan was to bring in a coach with no experience because he might make the team more gritty than letting Muller go looks even worse, Muller did a far better job coaching his team today.
They are playing more fun under Cunneyworth, but who cares when the coach has no idea how to manage any formation besides one line.
There's not one player I hate more on this team than Chris Campoli.
Kaberle is bad but at least he has the ability to contribute offensively.
Campoli is on the ice for multiple goals against EVERY SINGLE GAME. He's soft, had no idea how to play d and ruins any possible scoring chances. Who the hell would sign this guy. He had no redeeming qualities. NONE.
Ps. Eller is begging to get new wingers. He's been playing great, but no reward. I hope he gets white. And Scott Gomez ha no room on the PP...complelty unacceptable.
Andrei Kostitsyn will be eating poff corn in the pressbox tommorrow, while his teammates fight togheter, that lazzy Bielorussian sits on his ass, what a gutless loser!! I dont care what we will be for, as long as his ass is traded from this town I will be happy.
The question is not to wonder if Gomez will play with the Habs or not next year, the real question is; will he score more than 10 goals with the Bulldogs?
I am sick and tired of your personal attacks. They are cowardly comments. Comment on the guy's play but comments like your are pretty disgusting in public forum.
Pretty hard to contribute when you are on the bench but some posters are smart enough to figure that out. I would be happier if you disappeared and AK stuck around... unfortunately that is not likely.
It would be nice to raise the standard of discussion on these boards. I think I will take breather from this nonsense for a while.
Played poorly?? How many shifts did he get? 5?
Jesus Christ man, the guy didn't even play. 4min??? Seriously? Meanwhile Gomez plays 2:20 on the PP? Darche plays 17min? Palushaj plays 9???
Are you freaking kidding me?
And when he does get to play, it's with the guy everybody expects to be sent to the minors or bought out next year? The same player that does absolutely nothing with every linemate with every player he's paired with. Remember how bad Plek-Bourque looked with Gomez? Took him out, and wow, they look better..
I don't care how poor he plays, that is just god awful stupid. This is not the time to be sending messages, we're in a win every game mode. Just plain dumb.
We better trade the guy. I'm gonna be really pissed if we lose him for nothing.
Palushaj had a couple chances to drive the net, but instead he circled around back. That's what's going to keep him out of the NHL if he can't change.
Yep, that's precisely the "softness" this team MUST rid itself of. If we're going to have someone just twirl around the net but is slow at processing what to do next, give me someone who can hit hard and also do one of the following:
We're also 2 games ahead of 5 of 7 teams below us. 1 game ahead of 1 and tied with another. 3 of those 5 teams need 1 point to tie us in next 2 GP. 1 of the 5 need 2 pts in 2 GP to tie us. A few wins by them and a few losses by us and we're 2nd or 3rd last.
Obviously, mathematically it doesn't look good. Problem with those teams is that they are just awful and worst than us. I didn't check, but unless they are playing each other, chances are they'll lose more than they wins. Frankly, I see our battle as being us vs 1 of Florida/Washington. Or even Ottawa and Toronto. That's it.
I mean whether it's Martin or Cunneyworth, you have the feeling that they think they are coaching a better team than they actually have. Whether it's effort or mediocre talent, AKost is not worst than most of the players out there. You have to work with what you have. And as much as I like to criticize him, you have to prefer a AKost to a Darche, a Palushaj or to a Gomez combined...You have to.