Looking at the standings and.... what the hell happened to Buffalo? Didn't they have a 10 game plus winning streak and were near the top of of their division? WTF happened?
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Culture is definitely a part of it, but I'm getting a feeling there's more to the story. Housley is pretty soft on the players. You can hear it in his post-game pressers. That's not good when the players see that they have little to play for. As soon as it was evident that the team was out of the playoffs, some of the people on the ice followed a few of the others who were already playing disinterested hockey. A better coach would keep his players motivated.
The ball will be in Jason Botterill's court again soon. What will he do to change things up? New players? New coach? Neither? Both?
too easy to blame housley
elite hockey players are self motivated
a bad culture can undermine that
look at riley .. apparently identified a one of the players that needed to be moved to try to correct problems in the sabres culture
he is in a new culture and excelling .. .it took some time . but he managed to transform
he is now a key cog in the blues resurgence
sabres have better talent then the blues
i don't think it is a talent or coaching issue with buffalo, but culture
but i also think it is not as chronic an issue with them as with the oilers
i think the sabres will be a different team in their outlook next season
i think the oilers have aggravated their situation by allowing mcdavid this year and last, and draisaitle this year, to use the last part of a season to chase individual production goals
that is soul sucking for the rest of the team
and negatively impacts the poor culture that already exists
Like I said in my last post, culture is definitely a part of it, but I'm not thrilled with the way Housley is so soft on his players. He doesn't need to go all Tortorella on them, but I'd be happy if he occasionally got angry with them and benched them for playing like they had somewhere better to be.
Botterill uprooted the locker-room last year in an effort to change the culture. He may have to do something similar again this off-season.
Quiet trade deadline ....
Discovered a new favorite Pizza combination from Dominos:
Medium hand tossed
Garlic Parmasean Sauce
Sweet, salty, spicy.
Hot Take: Don Lemon needs to learn to code.
I just noticed how bad Parise's contract is. He's 34, will 35 this off season and will have the balance of 6 full years of a cap hit just north of 7.5M per year. It can't even be bought out easily.
I just ate one too many pepperocini's. Feel the burn.
I was just organizing a few things in my office, and I came across something that I would consider one of my greatest organizational accomplishments.
9 consecutive years of complete income tax return documents, complete with several successful contentions to the CRA "Re-assessing" previous years returns and demanding more money out of me, all neatly 3 hole punched and organized in a binder. I guess I learned something from High School after all.
Faith in humanity has risen a smidgen. Went to look at a car today before work. Lost my wallet in the process (400 cash, CCs all in there).
Got home 20 minutes later, realize it's missing, drive 20 minutes back to where it was dropped.
Receive a phone call from my wife, a good samaritan picked it up after he and another person randomly arrived at the exact same time. Other person looked super sketchy, seemed like he would have taken the cash.
Anyway, he drove to my house and dropped it off, refused a reward.
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@Tre Mac I must be doing something right in life, I was never afforded this measure of good luck before. The universe (humangous big) is telling me to keep doing what I'm doing.
Found one in Osaka(few yrs back) took to nearby cop shop(Koban). Had about the same amount(actually 40,000 Yen). They take your info(10% is returned to finder, is tradition)..just said forget about it. Was some college kid's wallet..prob was drunk, dark alley next to ramen shop, yada yada
You hear stories in Japan of briefcases of cash returned...LOVE that about this place.
I usually don't even bother locking my bike. Only thing stolen is my heart(repeatedly!:^)
When your spotify playlist is on shuffle, and it still plays 3 Lil Jon tracks in a row.
Two names stand out on the roster:
1. Wacey Hamilton... was he injured during preseason? I think Canucks need to keep him on the active roster and put him on IR until he can be sent to AHL.
2. Thatcher Demko... They must be looking at him real hard and trying to decide if they should keep him and waive Nilsson, or send Demko down.
Hamilton to IR leaves 14 forwards. Is Roussel expected to go on IR as well? I thought he was cleared from concussion protocol? If Roussel goes on IR, then we have 13 forwards, 8 defence and 3 goalies.
Going to be an interesting 12 hours to see if trades are struck, or more vets get put on waivers. We never thought Gags would go down, could we conceivably see Eriksson go down? It would be my wildest dream come true...
The feels when you refresh CDC and it's down due to too many connections, so you frantically search google for current breaking Canuck news. Then you find out it was just a momentary glitch.
Just paid as much on truck repairs to get provincially certified as I do on rent... on the same day.
I hate bills.
Gotta love those double whammy days. I had almost the same thing happen to me a couple of summers ago.
End of July - August long weekend pack up the family and head to tofino. Camping for 3 nights plus kind of overspent on a beach house rental for three nights after camping.
Anyways, my &^@#ing truck breaks down (blew the clutch) on the way home, at Sutton Pass just outside of Port Alberni. No cell reception up there so I wait for a very safe opportunity, pin it like a psycho in first gear with the family looking, terrified throw her in neutral and coast down Sutton into Alberni. Call BCAA and luckily we only have to pay $90 for a tow back to Victoria, but the tow truck can only take two passengers...
So I had to rent a vehicle and pay the drop fee because I had to work the following day and couldn't get the truck back to PA.
There was a silver lining- the only rental was a Ford f350 super duty crew cab with an 8ft box. That truck had some serious &^@#ing balls.
Rental, gas, tow, new clutch, overspent on vacation, mortgage payment kick to the balls all in two days.
&^@#. I feel your pain, Gnome