I do not necessarily agree with the way a lot of Head Coach jobs are treated now a days, in all pro sports, I dont agree with them being the fall guy to spark a team. However I really am at the point in wondering what if anything Crawford is actually doing to make this team better...in any facet. With Morrow, Zubov, Ott, Lehtinen, Richards all spending extended periods of time on the IR this team was actually better off at this point last season.
I was really really trying to give this team an entire season to gel and get comfortable and see Nisky, Daley flourish in an offensive minded system. And yet the team actually has LESS goals....I am completely at a loss for words on this entire season.
I was expecting exciting hockey with some speed bumps, instead we get to watch peewee mistakes on a nightly basis and it honestly looks like trying to scale the Rockies as opposed to working out some kinks. I can just only wonder where Tippett may have had us at this point had he of not just been cast aside in a regime change, and maybe a continued focus on the defensive aspects would actually have helped Daley and Niskanen instead of exposing them.
I am certainly not saying I do not think it was time for a coaching change, because I was all about getting a hard nosed coach featuring an offensive style. But instead we got the Disney version of a former hard nosed coach who hasn't won anything since he had 4 hall of famers in his lineup.
I wanna know how much longer we must suffer with a guy who clearly is not getting the job done, and would rather be the one giving Morrow a back massage after the game as opposed to lighting a fire under his as s to get some passion into this teams game. I for one am sick of watching, 40 minutes, at best of, half the team trying then a monumental collapse on countless occasions which results in a painfull regulation loss, or the dreaded OT loss which this team cannot even seem to manage anymore(I never thought I would say this but it would be nice if we could at least get to OT before collapsing) followed by Crawford "well we did some good things out there, but the defense wasnt very good so we will have to keep working at it...".
Well this ends my rant...hopefully it has some decent thoughts in it and doesn't just come off ass venting.