I agree with about everything you said above. The lone exception being on the CP issue. I don't think he has done the terrile job most are thinking.
He has been in a no win chance for a few years now. Cut the guy some slack given $$$ issues and the (how many games will he play and how healthy will Lemieux be this year).
There were publications that had us in the voting box for team of the 90's with the Devils and the Wings.
THe rest of what you write is 10000000 percent dead on balls accurate.
MT is a ball buster. Nothing more. You hate CP and his telant evaluation. Well, MT's talent evaluation is the worst ever for a Penguins coach.
Endo? why does he get so much ice time? (bad judge of talent by MT
Koltsov? Why is he not pulling 95 percent of the PK duty? When he is out there, they can't shoot from the point. Atleast not a wind up and shoot with accuracy.
But there was Recchi and the on going failing experiment of him on the PK again last night.
Too many men on the ice penalty. Again. When it isnt too many men on the ice, it is just a bad line change period.
That is a complete joke and falls on him. NIN argued with me for 1000 posts that they are pro's and don't need to do any youth type drills.
Well this team is not above youth type drills as no team is. A simple line change has been challenging to put it mildly. Any competent coach wouldnt be above working on little things if the team fails at them.
Talent is lacking, but his system and ideas are far worse.