Here's a story from Lou Holtz's days at Notre Dame:
"The expectations here at Notre Dame can change a little bit as you go along. When I first started, everybody said they just wanted us to be competitive. That first season in 1986 we went 5-6 and lost five games by a total of 14 points. But people said, 'No, when we said competitive, we meant we want you to win.' So the next year we went 8-4 and played in a New Year's Day bowl. But they said, 'No, when we said we want you to win, we meant win them all.' So the next year we did win them all. We went 12-0 and won the national championship. But they said, 'No, you don't understand, we meant we want you to win big.' That's the way it goes at Notre Dame."
So what's the point? What's the Komets' record right now? 12-7-1 after a 7-2-0 start. What was it last year after 20 games? 12-7-1 after a 7-2-0 start. Three years ago they were 9-5-3 after 17 games. How did those last two years end up?
I would guess if you went back and looked at the blog a year ago and two years ago you'd see the exact same things said by some of the exact same people. Are they playing great right now? No way, and they certainly should be playing better, but does anyone doubt they have the talent? That right there is the problem. The talent is still spinning its skates right now -- just like it did last year and the year before last year. Do you really think these vets won't kick it in? Have you totally ignored the last two springs? There's nothing they love better than someone telling them they are done and have no chance.
Give them a chance to work it out. No wonder all the other teams in the league hate Komets fans. LOL. If things don't get turned around in a month, management will make changes. They always have. Look at all the changes they made last year. The only time Komets management has been shy about shaking things up is always right before CHRISTMAS. They never make changes then unless the player initiates it.
BTW, I love the fact that ``mashed potatoes'' is calling out Kevin Bertram for supposedly running away from Lawmaster. Does anyone else see the irony of someone using a fake name anonymously to call someone else a wimp? Get a life. You're exactly right, he should have jumped him during a one-goal game to give up a power play in the final five minutes.
Last 10 games Bertram is plus-7 and no one else is better than plus-3 and only four players on the whole team are positive (One of those is Syroczynski with one game played). The whole team is minus-22!
I don't like calling out individual bloggers too often but that's ridiculous. "Mashed Potatoes" go to box for a five-minute major and feel shame!