Re: Do these guys want to play for each other or not?
posted at 4/18/2011 8:21 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Do these guys want to play for each other or not?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do these guys want to play for each other or not? : I don't know ILH, I think a loss tonight sinks them even further into despair...they really need this game to get some swagger going for them. Overall, I don't think the Habs have outplayed them by any stretch, but they've been able to capitalize and we haven't. Listen to Tortarella's postgame interview on NHL.com from yesterday. He says they didn't do anything differently from the first 2 games, they just got some good bounces around the net and were able to score
. That's exactly what the B's need to happen tonight.
Posted by hangnail[/QUOTE]
I think good teams manufacture their own lucky breaks and bounces. Instead of bearing down and battling harder, we have allowed the Habs to outhustle and outwork us - simply put, up till now, they've simply wanted it more.
Here's hoping Game III brings a change in attitude (and results), but....the man who has put his persona on this team is a stand-pat, steady-as-she-goes, stay the course kinda guy. Know what the definition of insanity is? Repeating the same behaviour(s) over and over again while expecting different results. That's Claude in a nutshell, and I naively kept waiting for him to do something, ANYthing, to try and shake things up a bit, change the momentum and get the boys going.
Jeeebus, call a timeout, throw Rask out there to start the 3rd(Game II), shuffle your lines, restrict ice time, shorten your bench, double-shift your best guys to try and get a goal and get back in it, make some roster tweaks for Game II....don't just throw your arms in the air and look around with a bewildered look on your face while this horror show unfolds and we fall into a 0-2 hole heading into Montreal. Show me your an NHL coach, ffs.
Do I think these guys want to play for each other? Yes, I do. But I am becoming more and more convinced that they do NOT want to play for this coach....