... ... “I thought it was a good time because of the meeting the guys had (Monday) night,” said Carbonneau, who cancelled practice and surprised his team with the unscheduled trip to the gutters.
“I wish they would have done that a long time ago, maybe, but I think the timing was perfect. ... They aired out a few things. I thought it was a good time to restart something and go new. Forget about what’s happened the last couple of weeks.”
This was not an entirely new strategy. In 2006, then interim head coach Bob Gainey took a struggling team to the movies in Philadelphia to change the pace. ... ..