We attended last night’s game, the first period was the worst hockey I have ever seen a Laker team play. They had no speed, toughness and the goal tending was terrible. They looked like an average high school team. I almost left but being a fan we stayed.
I was impressed with the changes made after giving up 3 goals in the first period. They played better and showed some toughness and very good goal tending. They made a game of at the end. If they would play like they did after the second disallowed goal they would be a great team. They played with a ****ed off attitude. BG is a good team and I felt they could turn it on when they wanted to. It would have been interesting if the disallowed goals would have been counted. From where we sat the second one was in.
I have read here where it is poor coaching. After watching several games this season I would say the coach does need to improve his game plans. But he did make good adjustments last night. I would say his recruiting needs to improve as the are some players that should not be playing at this level. I have heard where the last lost the locker room. Much of that I put on the captains. Do you think Yzerman or Lidstrom put up with crap in the locker room? It’s all about strength of your captains. There also has to be accountability on the players. They should have been totally embarrassed the way they played in the first. There needs to be pride in your play no matter how bad things are.
Since they are not playing at home next month I will have wait until next year to watch them. It seems they get a crappy schedule at the end of the season.