DelPen wrote:pens_CT wrote:DelPen wrote:pressure=9Pa wrote:round requirement doesn't work. If it's the 1960 World Series with Pittsburgh on the wrong side of it this time; where we dominate 3 games, lose close on three games, and catch bad breaks in game seven, it's hard to call for a coach's head.
Not with this roster. Anything less than a least 6 games into the conference finals is unacceptable.
Talent alone is not going to win this team the cup. Was New Jersey the most talented team in the east last year? Or LA in the west? It takes more than who you have on the roster.
Exactly, it requires coaching that will put the players in the best position to win. This team plays so much better than anyone in the East on a regular basis. The only team that comes close is Chicago and maybe Anaheim. I expect a Cup but I know it's hard but competing well into the Conference Finals is a must this year.
Yeah coaching can help, but look at the 92-93 team that had arguably the best coach in NHL history, they still lost to an inferior team. Sometimes it just takes some luck in addition to talent and coaching to advance.