I wish you'd stop this already. We aren't playing terribly, we're just not scoring goals. Coburn is getting blamed, but it's not like we've been playing ourselves out of games for a month. We've been in most of the games we've played. We've had chances to win. We just haven't put goals in the net.
OKT is NOT going to put pucks in the net for us.
No, that's not his job. But we're losing all the board battles, we start flat in every game like last night when it was all over after period one. Laviolette said the same thing.
Then it's certainly worth a try to get some real energy players involved, it's amazing that some of you don't realize that. This whining about not scoring goals has been going on for a long time, obviously it doesn't get any better. Then we have to try something else, lineup changes, replacing players.
You can't adjust to a new system on the fly, they need legit practice time to get used to what Laviolette is teaching and perfect it.
This is what I'm thinking as well. I said it was going to take about 10 games to adjust to what Laviolette wants. And honestly, people need to stop panicking. Last year's Stanley Cup champions replaced their coach later in the year and they were completely out of a playoff spot and then they went on a tear afterwards. It also took them some time to adjust to the new coach's system. So, I don't think it's time to panic just yet.
I've heard rumors that when Scott Hartnell and Dan Carcillo were in slumber, Ray Emery cut a single lock of both of their hair. The reason is unknown, but on the way out the drenched hair of Hartnell (recently took a shower, he does every morning and night to secure his curls) dripped on the floor causing Ray to slip and miss a period of time. When the rest of the team was informed, Jeff Carter and Richards were both unaware that Ray Emery even joined their team (rough night of partying for the duo). Coach told them, "no more parties!" and they both complied but little did management know their powers come from the alcohol and grinding they do on a nightly basis. Chris Pronger was told he needs to step it up, but was utterly confused as to why because he has been playing great for the Ducks this year. When told that he was now on the Flyers the gap in his teeth grew three sized. The rest of the team was found watching D3: The Might Ducks in an epic slumber party but James Van Riemsdyk was asleep at the time (Gagne drew a mustache on his with a sharpie, hilarious) and Arron Asham was under the covers with a flashlight reading Harry Potter (big fan, he loves to read it more in the dark).
When Brian Boucher came to join them, the team replied with "what the hell, its not 2001 anymore" and locked him out. Shortly after, Braydon Coburn double dog dared Ryan Parent to never score a goal on the NHL level in his life and Parent agreed to such a deed.
Another interesting this I noticed was I got NHL 10 and made my own player and allowed my player to enter the draft. Was picked by the Isles. Since I started playing we lost every game except the one we played against the Isles. I wish I could demand a trade.