If I recall correctly these guys are notorious for coming out hard and maintaining it all 3rd long.
I remember thinking more than once during the streak and playoffs that for the first 2 periods they keep the pace up and wear the other team down.
Then in the third the up it up a few notches and leave the other team blown up and gasping for air as they dominate the play and put the game away.
Slater Koekkoek is sick and tired of losing and says something has to change for the Peterborough Petes.
“We have a problem and we need to get it fixed,” Koekkoek said, following the Petes third straight loss and fourth in five games to start the season. The Petes fell 4-1 to the Sudbury Wolves before a Memorial Centre crowd of 2,135 which may have been less than 1,000 by the final buzzer.
“I'm not sure what's going to happen in the future here, with regards to what's going to happen with this team or certain players. Something has to give here. This is going to be the longest season ever if we continue like this.”
Koekkoek wants to see moves made to improve the team
“I'm not going to do the GM's job by any means but if there are certain players in here not willing to compete then something has to happen,” said Koekkoek. “We're not good enough.”
“It's pretty difficult to come to the rink every day. It's a negative attitude in the room. It's a negative attitude outside the room as well,” he said. “We're losing and we don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's only five games but it would be different if we lost in overtime or they were pretty close games but they have not all been close.”
"It's still All In to me dammit." - Felonious Python
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Unfortunately, Tampa fans know how frustrating a disorganized team can be.
It's good to see Koekkoek stand up and try to motivate his team mates, hopefully it does some good. In the end though, the coach has to make the right calls. If a guy is floating or daydreaming out there, he needs to be benched, and some guys need a pat on the back, some need an inspirational speech, while some need a kick in the asz, the coaches are supposed to understand enough about psychology to know who needs what.
I am surprised the Brown hasn't hit the scoresheet.
If Cooper is using the same line combos he set up at training camp before they left for this trip, Brown was with Killorn and Panik. If so he must be doing something right, although it's hard to say without video