#Canucks AV: 'this chemistry is different from others for so many reasons I don't want to get into right now. But it's a different group'
AV made this comment earlier today and it reminded me of two of my hockey teams.
One year, our team came together and we fought like hell. There wasn't anything we wouldn't have done for one another. We trained for a tournament and became like a big groups of sisters. Went into the tournament, played our hearts out, and won the Championship.
The next year, essentially the same group of players started training for another tournament. Everyone was uncommitted, no one trained as hard, we weren't too close to each other, and we went into the tournament and lost.
How can a team with the same people be so different from year to year?
What might it be that has caused the "difference" in this Canucks team from teams of the past? I have to wonder if it has something to do with Manny. He really seemed like the glue of the team. And maybe there is some discord about how the Canucks have handled his situation?
Maybe the injuries are taking a toll?
Perhaps it's just a lack of motivation? To get to game 7 and not win the Cup has got to have emotional repercussions no?
The lack of chemistry is very notable. The team doesn't seem to be laying it all on the line for each other like they used to. Chemistry is so important. I hope the boys come together and are on the same page again soon. You can't win if you're not marching as one.