In fairness, this is true of every hockey team, ever.
The team is especially fragile though, you're right, but I think that has more to do with shoddy goaltending than anything. Don't get me wrong: I want Hak gone too. I've tired of him.
Very plainly this team is just being coached extremely poorly.
They have the talent. Last night is a prime example of how that talent is just being misused and mismanaged to terrible effect.
Simply put, they stop pressuring and fall back to collapse into their own zone, but they simply don't have the size, strength or footspeed that might make that approach remotely effective... AND THEY LOSE.
This team succeeds when it's attacking. It falters when it stops .
Don't care what the coach says, with 7 seconds left you find a red shirt and you knock it on its ass. This team is soft. That comes from inside the players hearts. Also, there is no accountability in that room. I could show several clips of #28 being extremely lazy in his own end and never being held responsible. Captain, highest paid, supposed leader, that all filters down to the younger players. SOFT SOFT SOFT.
Sure no argument there but yeah he is the bum who keeps putting Mcdud in the lineup and then out there to start over time.
Time and time again. How many times do we have to watch Mcdud turn the puck over like he is handling an egg on the ice.
Then just play soft useless defense only to screen his own goaltender....now this is far from the only thing wrong with this team but this is the vet you are leaning on to teach these kids and he doesn't even know what the f**k he is
did he knock your daughter up or what ?
the way you drag 28 here seems almost personal.
everything that's wrong with the team is on 28 ?
I do think a team where 28 is your 2nd best player wearing an A is a better team.
However, is there a better player on the roster ?
Is there a guy in the room that is a better leader ?
"signs point to no"
Leaders, lead in all kinds of ways. If there are other guys in the room with better leadership