Jasmine wrote:Poor Zybie. I said it before and I'll say it again now . . . Martin was the best player on the ice when he first came here. THE SYSTEM HAS RUINED HIM. And Z, too. I honestly thought that Bylsma would be fired after his third in a row playoff crash. This team is too talented to be embarrassed like this. I still don't understand why this coaching staff is still in place???????????????
Additional thought: Is it not COACHES who win in the playoffs? I say yes, and we stink.
10 - Habs played total team D, Halak was on fire + Cup hangover = Pass.
11 - Missing Sid + Geno = Pass. *
12 - Spectacular failure of coaching and team on every level = EPIC FAIL. **
* HCDB implemented a defensive system to great success considering absent stars, why was this subsequently abandoned in favour of run n gun hockey with a healthy lineup? Did Geno/Sid influence this directly/indirectly?
** All the more damning considering the regular season blueprint Flyers developed for beating Pens.
M+M both looked at their best when the defensive system was implemented, why can't Bylsma create a hybrid system? I'm sad that Michalek would say this, it seems akin to requesting a trade. Should Martin follow suit could it hinder Shero's ability to attract players?
The plus side is the 9mil in cap space (Weber/Suter fan boys will go bonkers lol)...