No it was someone on the bench as he skated by. I had to swtich the Dallas feed because the Avs one died. He skated by and stopped instead of going off, pointed to the ice, and said lets go like three or four times. Only makes sense that it would be Bordy, or maybe Gabe.
That's because you don't think it exists or that it only exists as a marginal phenomenon. I think it does exist and that it is a big problem.
I think we're observing right now why it's a real problem. We have a healthy, talented team that has no ability to push back. And no, it's not only the coach. It's the team. They're playing like losers. It's a big deal.
For the record, I'm not suggesting they are playing well. I just think that you are underestimating how badly they also want this guy gone and fired.
We saw them play a hell of a game against Chicago, they're certainly capable.
What has changed from this year to last season? Downie injured? McClement gone? Are THOSE the reasons why we're 29th instead of 19th?? Most people suggested the Avs were going to be a playoff bubble team before this season started and we are underachieving and a HUGE PART OF THAT is the ****ing coach with his retarded decisions.
Originally Posted by AslanRH
All those points are fine, but this year is regression and should have been addressed MUCH sooner. Change the coach and if that doesn't help, fine, then its on the talent, but to leave Sacco in to "encourage" the tank is the "losing culture". Besides, like you said, we'll trade or lose half those players anyway by the time the Avs start winning.
Here is the deal. The Avs have one of the youngest core in the league so to someone who doesn't follow the team as closely, it's just a 'heh, the Avs suck again this year...growing pains or whatever'.
To the players it's "what the **** is this guy doing"? They'd like to win and perform better but just can't understand why the coach makes the decisions he makes. They aren't sure if Sacco is trying to lose on purpose, hell we can't even come to that consensus as fans but one thing is for sure, they ALSO want him gone.
I agree with you that the regression should have been addressed sooner, I'm not defending that, hell I'm not even really defending what they are doing (tanking) I'm just saying 'THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE DOING' and I understand why they are doing it.
Would I like to see my team play better and players put together in a smart way that they fit well together and even if we miss the playoffs, at least we can see some team progression? Hell yeah! But I also know that the holes on defense will not fill themselves and it's going to take a lateral move of a core piece to fill.
__________________ “It’s embarrassing. I’m embarrassed to be here right now. It’s not even funny. And it’s just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. It’s not how you’re going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013