Pipes Hochuli wrote:so are you implying its the GM?
Most of these players didn't suck before they got here, so I don't soley blame him some of the blame has to lie in the players themselves.
Many of these players have never been in the NHL before this year and some are only in their second season. That's not much of a smaple size to say they didn't suck.
It's a young team. Young teams are typically not that good.
And the lapses I've seen of the vets has almost always been their fault. It's not the coach's fault that Recchi chose to watch a TB player walk out in front, shoot, shoot and shoot again.
The one vet I'll cut some slack to is Gonchar (hear me out). In Washington, he was never a puck rusher. Here, he has been asked to be. A lot. He's never been good defensively, so I'm not docking him for play in his own end - I expected that coming in. The only real disappointment I have with him is goal production, and if he's playing hurt as some say, then that explains that too.