Monday, December 22, 2008
"Well, I won't lie to you," captain Bill Guerin said. "It's not great, but we don't have a choice. But this is a great opportunity for some of our young players to step up. They're going to get a lot of ice time, they're going to play on the power play, they're going to kill penalties, they're going to do a lot of things. This is their time. This is the perfect time for them to become players."
Could not have said this better. Now the youth can really show us what we've been waiting for: a chance to see them play full time, and see what they can do.
Friday, December 19, 2008
So now, we're we are dealing with the defenseman against the system. I think Sutton is a + 3, and he's the only one currently on this team that is a positive.
So for conversation sake only.....Should all the players not performing well in the system now (young or veteran) be traded for picks, or be given more time to understand the system better, or should the coach bend in his ways, and create a tighter defensive system, say for the last period, and not give up so many goals and possibly steal a few games.
Just here for conversation....thoughts?
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Sources tell TSN the Carolina Hurricanes have fired head coach Peter Laviolette and in a unique about face, have replaced him with former Hurricanes head coach Paul Maurice.
This move comes amid weeks of speculation of change in Carolina and the teams' battle with consistency with Laviolette at the helm.
Laviolette, last month, surpassed John Tortorella to become the winningest American born coach in NHL history with his 240th victory.
Please get him back, Islanders. Put him as an assistant, to help out Gordon, and help some of the other players. The reality is he's under contract and will get paid none-the-less. Just wishful thinking. More to come later.