Will it be the team that played the first 24 games at 14-6-4
or will it be the team that played the next 24 games at 9-15
? Will they come out of the break and play with a sense of urgency and purpose? Do they want to play hockey or golf this spring? We should see some signs which way this team is headed after just 12 days. We will play 7 games in 12 days against some tough teams starting with the Rangers. We will have to play Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey and the Rangers two more times; Montreal three times and Boston, Detroit and San Jose once. We will definitely have to play and beat some tough teams to make the playoffs.
IMHO they showed some real signs of turning this season around during the five games before the break. But, we can not have any long losing streaks or any more freakin injuries. What about RS, does he have a time limit for coaching changes? I think it is too late for any major
coaching changes. As for player changes, I'm just glad I don't have Shero's job. The silver lining is that IF we do make the playoffs, we will be a hot team heading into them and just might make another long run.
Our playoffs start Wednesday!!