As I thought, a team that exists on chemistry has had any chance of building that chemistry destroyed by AV and injuries.
AV has ruined this team by playing players all over the place. He doesn't even use that tactic correctly, because if the changes don't produce right off the bat, he changes again..............and even if the changes do work, the team only has to have one bad game and he is changing everything again. WE LOOK SO DISORGANISED OUT THERE.........it's f-------g horrible!!
After 2-3 years of Gillis's inactivity and excuses and spin we are forced into playing Ebbett, Kassian, Corrado, Gordon, Ballard in the 4th, Barker and Joslin..............The one player who actually shone, Schroeder was bundled back to Chicago because he had a couple of ordinary games.
Our dumping policy is crap........all it does is give the puck away and let the other team change at our expense.
Our passing is awful, it's like the whole team has been coached by Booth. Players constantly having their stride broken or having to brake or change direction to pick up a pass.
Is Kassian worth anything in the team just now? I doubt it.
Ebbett is only a trier and contributes nothing.
Weise needs to focus on the job at hand. Putting up points and stop trying to look like he is any kind of enforcer.
We are not a good enough team to sit a player like Ballard and if AV thinks we are he's a fool.
Sedin - Sedin - Kesler (if the Sedins won't shoot Kes sure as hell will)
Higgins - Roy - Burrows
Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen (the best line all season)
Weise - Lapierre - Kassian (I'm not even sure Kassian belongs in the team but it's not his fault...he's being forced)
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Alberts (surely Alberts can play better than a rookie, even on his "wrong" side)
Lastly focus. How many points does a hit put on the board? So why are we being drawn out of position and risking penalties for hits that mean very little if they are not part of the play. There was one team trying to look physical out there and one team getting on with the job.
Edited by Bodee, 02 May 2013 - 04:10 AM.