What did I say yesterday, about how Hitch discusses problems? The first thing he did was tell Lucic to stop worrying about scoring goals. lol...
Not saying he's wrong, but he is very consistent in his messaging.
So, one thing that I was curious about, going into the game against the Sharks was how Hitchcock would use Lucic, and made sure to pay particular attention. Would he try to match him up with skill? What would he do. He ended up settling on using him as part of a very bi
@yave1964 Maybe I'm the dog that's been beaten so many times that I'm just mean for good, but I'm not really that thrilled about it being Hitchcock. They went from an old school coach with an out-of-date approach to an older old school coach. This is a team with guys afraid to make mistakes, and they've been given a coach who, if they lose 1-0 will spend the next practice telling them that their problem was about the goal they gave up.
Hope I'm wrong.
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have fired head coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock, Sportsnet has confirmed.
The swap at head coach will be the only change behind the Oilers bench.
The move comes after a poor run that has seen the Oilers lose six of their past seven games, including a pair of tough results this past weekend against the Calgary Flames and