Sarcastic wrote:Three Stars wrote:RxBandit66 wrote:THe reason they didn't look at teams like the Rangers and emulate the ways they were successful against the Flyers is because it is not in Bylsma's nature. He cannot admit that he, his system, or his players are flawed in any way. Shero's ego is just as bad. They probably felt like "hey, when the playoffs start, we'll just get to our game and play more intense, and we'll win." It's a nice thought, and the team has all kinds of talent, but in reality there is strategy in the playoffs. And discipline. Two things Bylsma and his players lack.
Could you please explain to me and the rest of the board how you know anything about Bylsma and Shero's ego?
With the way we played the series, I am not surprised at any theories that are being throw around and probably will until next season. Maybe it has nothing to with their ego at all. Maybe you're right. But the ego thing is probably as good an explanation as any. I mean, it could also be that they're incompetent. If I saw the team having the weaknesses that were exposed toward the end of the reg. season and in the Flyers series, then why didn't Shero or Bylsma and why didn't they make some changes? All I heard from the team until they lost the final game is that they will be fine and that they're just going to play their game. Well, their game wasn't good enough and neither was their roster. Now they can't believe they actually lost. Like their poop didn't stink. Like they had the Cup in their hands already. Lack of enough desperation for 60 minutes because I really think they felt they were going to win on talent. Or maybe the Flyers were just put together better, but that badly reflects on Shero who maybe wanted to add a player but ran out of time. As I said, we can all guess and make our theories, but in the end, I saw a lot of problems in that series and even before then. Henry was correctly warning well in advance. I'd probably even take the 'ego' explanation rather than an explanation that they just weren't smart enough at their jobs and let the Flyers humiliate us they way they did. Ego is OK, as long as you win.
I could say that they lost the series on purpose. They knew deep in their hearts that the team was flawed, so they utterly tanked it to get it over with as soon as possible. Or, they lost on purpose because they knew it would really piss off the posters of LGP, and there's nothing more entertaining than a bunch of butthurt know-it-alls. Those theories have just as much validity based on just as much appreciation for the inner monologues of the people involved.
Nobody has stepped forward to say that they've actually had a conversation with Dan Bylsma or Ray Shero. The "ego" explanation doesn't hold water at all, mostly because it's derived from nothing. If my car breaks down suddenly, should I speculate about the ego of the guy in the factory who put it together? If my french fries have too much salt, is the McDonalds worker a raging egomaniac?