Locker room isn't an issue this year. Players are obviously close if you look at videos from outside the rink events. They have good character guys, whoever tweeted his doesn't know what they're talking about.
Unless they meant they're down, then yes, they should be. they had a ****** game.
I think the players know the "system" doesn't work, and while some players could be playing better as individuals they realize this whole thing is a ******* mess. I would actually be kind of miffed if there WASN'T a rift in the locker room. If I played on this team, saw the things that weren't working, then had some guys and the coaching staff make excuses and completely ignore addressing the issues I'd be extremely pissed and frustrated.
Among other things I think this locker room misses players that are both heady AND vocal. This team really needs about 3 guys who can be like "Look coach, this is BS. We can't keep running our PP like we do because it hasn't worked, isn't working, and will not work in the future. We can't keep collapsing on defense as that DOESN'T WORK! Guys, you can't let players roam freely in the crease as it yields WAY too many easy scoring chances." That is what this team needs.
I look at this roster and see a lot of naturally quiet guys. Toews isn't an in your face guy. Kane isn't. Seabs isn't. Hossa isn't. Sharp isn't. Keith sure as hell isn't. The only guy I see who could remotely fit this role is Mayers. This team not only lacks grit, but it lacks the vocal presence to keep players (and maybe even coaches accountable). We sure as hell know this coaching staff doesn't do it.
Proves my point even more. Unless this source is a Hawks player or personnel then this is a source giving his opinion and is not an factual statement. Which means it is prolly BS.
My money is on it being factual. We are talking about a team in complete disarray, coming off a recent 9 game skid with the last game being a loss. I think it's perfectly reasonable, moreover highly likely, that there is some dissent in the locker room with the direction of the team. As I said in my previous post, I'd be kind of concerned if there wasn't as it would indicate we have a bigger bunch of dolts than I could have ever imagined.