bh wrote: NashvilleCat wrote:
bh wrote:So Letang throwing a risky pass up the middle of the defensive zone after the penalty expires is tied to the coach how? I'm just trying to wrap my head around this.
Because he does it on a regular basis and nothing happens to him?
ok, so accountability is the issue?
He doesn't hold players accountable, unless they are 3rd/4th liners not named Adams.
This was basically it. So if you look at one play in a vacuum, you can say "Letang made a really stupid play. That's his fault." And you would be correct. But how many bad passes or pinches or how many times can he be out of position before you say "well someone should make him fix that"? Then how many players on the team can do it before you look around and say "Wow... When this team plays tough competition, there is no structure or discipline here?"
On a micro level, the players are making bad plays. On the macro level, the coach is doing nothing to fix or minimize it. And if you say "maybe he is but the players aren't listening" you just explained why the coach would need to go.
I personally have no clue how db made it out of the last post season. Alas, here we are again.
Bruins are literally waiting for everything we do on offense. They are covering the passes and isolating the puck carriers entering the zone by surrounding them. On their offensive possessions, they are doing what the islanders did almost to a T by making our guys over pursue and hitting wide open players. I don't care who's in net at this point.