They can start with the power play.
40 games in and the coach still cannot get these guys on the same page even though all the "cancer" has been removed from the locker room...
At what point does this become a coaching issue? Or is that the elephant in the room that no one is allowed to speak of?
Put everyone revocable waivers and stimulate some trade activity before the season is a complete wash. I'd give the coach his unconditional release.
I'm going to have to disagree a little with the article. Although it was done well, I think the Komets have an identity.
Identity? They are a soft, weak scoring team. Consistency? OK, they are a consistently soft, weak scoring team.
Wake up David! This thing with Orlando has become, what I would "identify" as an embarrassment with the "consistent" story about how the player will be here soon. So will summer. ( OK, maybe not summer).
For the sake of your STH and more than casual fan base, you need to spruce up the second line quickly. Honestly now. Is it because things have gotten so bad, and reputations have fallen so far, that it's hard to attract players without them refusing to come here??
I've followed this board and the other K's blog since you guys joined the "e" a few years back and have never posted before but have to comment on the video that i saw of your goalie getting run in elmira. It's probably the first time i've seen someone run the other teams goalie and then proceed to beat up someone else on that team as well. Usually the other team is all over the guy. As i have read, this isn't the first incident you guys have had with a goalie getting run. From the outside looking in, it appears that there is something seriously wrong. Looks like that word is out that it is ok to run your goalies. The games where we have played you guys this year have been very one-sided as far as any physical play. I am not a komet fan, but would love to see some kind of excitement when we play each other. I know that there has been a lot of talk lately about lack of fighting, etc.......i don't expect to revive the old days of Teddy Garvin but give us something. The lack of physical play and getting pushed around by other teams has to be frustrating to the fans. I know it is frustrating for me to watch you guys play here in Toledo. Good luck to you guys (not too much though!) and hope you can get it back on track.
Thanks Walleye Guy. Glad to see your post. A post from an opponent is a welcome sight. It is embarrassing to read that we are so soft even in your eyes. I agree with you though. It is pathetic that our goalies have been run 3 times so far and NOTHING is done in response at that moment or later in the game or the next time we meet that team. I have been going to Komet games since the late 50s and regularily since the mid 80s and what I see is unreal. They want our deposit for playoff hockey tickets (been a STH for 25 years) by February 20th. This will be the first time in all those years that I will not be forking over the money. This team is so boring that even my wife won't go anymore. Thanks for your insight Walleye Guy. I love your arena and the Yuengling draft :-)
Blake do you have any idea when these futures will be here?
No idea. I ask every week.
I just watched your video. Its frustrating as a fan but I really do believe we have a shot still. Hoping we may pick up a guy from San Fran or two just to cover us until those futures arrive but I do not know how the komets will do it because they have so many healthy players as it is.
blake, after reading your articles on fighting (which were very good i thought) i was watching a washington caps game and there was a scrap. one of the players involved, wilson 19 yrs old and 13 fighting majors already this year in nhl. he handled himself fairly well but took some good blows to the head. as much as i love a good OLD FASHIONED hockey fight (not staged crap) it really makes you wonder about the long term health for these guys. imagine being that kids parents?
Just because you get into a fight, doesn't mean you get a concussion....
George Parros, a long time NHL pugilist, never got a concussion until this year and it took a freak accident for it to happen... Something that could happen to any player during any play during the game.
Guys taking pucks off the face/head have just as much chance to get a concussion as guys who fight...
Guys getting slammed against the boards where their head comes in contact with the glass have MORE chance of getting a concussion in hockey than guys who fight.....because it happens more often.
The only way to take potential head injuries out of hockey is to remove the hockey part...