In a 48 game season slow starts can crush teams, the Stars must find who they are. It seems that there is no vision for what this team actually is. The Stars try to play a transitional game that supplies rushes and goal scoring opportunities, and at points it has this year. However, for the majority of sixty minutes played each night it has not. We can all say that Morrow is a ghost, the defense is finding its legs, Jamie Benn has not been in the line up, and our top six still haven't all played together at one time. I understand, but it feels to me our 40 year right winger from the Czech Republic knows more about coaching then our 41 year old head coach.
I came into this season as a supporter of Glen Gulutzan. Now I find myself questioning that due to the lack of an offense and defense. Up until last night against the Red Wings there had not been a fight. By no means am I saying that fighting is a barometer of how good a team is, but I do believe Brendon Dillon standing up for Phillip Larson provides something for this hockey team. There is a true lack of intensity that has been crushing this team over the first seven games. It comes down to the basics there is no sense of urgency when it comes to making the final pass to leave the defensive zone. I find myself quoting Herb Brooks in my head when the Stars are trying to leave their own zone, "Passes come from the heart!" I do not know if it was the trade of Ott and Fistric that led to this lack of intensity, but it needs to change. That change starts with the head coach, I would love just once to see Gulutzan get in the referees face about a ticky tack call against one of his guys. Glen Gulutzan needs to step up and be the head coach he was hired to be. Once the championship level head coach from the WHL and AHL shows up, I believe this team will be in a better place, and if that doesn't happen, its his second year and someone must be held accountable.