Changing head coaches while the team still has a hodge podge of players and not a real championship core in place = shortsightedness.
Really, unless Hakstol is doing some infinitely egregious coaching behind the bench, one HAS to assume he is making the most with what he has.
And if the team starts going down the road of 'carousel coaches', it may NEVER reach core championship status.
Hmm....this debate sounds a bit familiar though.
I seem to remember thinking i
Welcome to the site. I don't care if Hak is so dry he makes paint peel, I care about how he matches lines, how he sets the line-up, if he is putting players in a position to succeed. He's done a good job with what he has to work with.
Like what was previously said, this coach is likely to be here for a few more season unless he really takes a "mondo dook". I'm not sure how I feel about that, or his emotions. Par for the course with my opinions, I feel like this team lacks emotion. I think the Capitols pushed them around and beat up on them pretty good, and did not get a response in kind. But they got a point out of it, so good for them.
It seems to me like Hakstol is treading water right now. I suspect there will