I know this team is flat and I know they've stunk it up for awhile but they really could get back to that in a matter of a few games. This team realize so much on momentum that all it would take is a few bounces and a few wins strung together and our big guys showing up and bam I would like to think they are capable of that. Just a few bounces hockey gods please im begging you so we can wake up......
Here's the biggest takeaway I got from this video: Dale Hunter is an awful fit as coach for this group. This group relies on emotion more than any other team Ive watched in sports. They need a guy who shows emotion after goals, who fires them up on the bench, who inspires them. I am not privy to practice but the cerebral, stoic, gum-chewing of Dale Hunter on the bench seems to be draining the energy out of this team. I think a guy with the same temperament as Guy Boucher, Peter Laviolette, or a John Torterella is exactly what's needed to bring back the fire and excitement to DC. This team is flat and playing with zero confidence right now.
We really aren't playing inspired at all. This team is so broken mentally that they don't seem to be able to consistently make to receive simple passes. They're fanning on shots and passes, losing board battles badly and it seems like they miss as many shots on goal as they make. This is way beyond injury woes. This is now a front office issue. How many wrong coaches is GMGM allowed to bring in before it's his turn?
i don't know why everyone is going nuts. we are going to make the playoffs and we are going to be a tough out too.
What from this teams showings over the last few weeks and season for that matter has you so positive that they'll make the playoffs? I mean I wanna believe but they really aren't showing it at all this season.