That is ridiculous to say you don't blame the players one bit. Of course they would rather be winning but to put all the blame on the coaches is crazy. The guys have to want to win for their team, their fans and their own self respect not because their coaches are or are not motivating them enough. You can't always put the blame on others looking into the mirror usually shows who is mostly to blame in a situation like this. we have seen how this team can play on a good night and they shouldn't have to be reminded every shift to skate, to finish checks, to shoot at the net etc. This is a team problem and that is where it has to start to be repaired. The post said that they hate to see the twenty year olds not make the playoffs in their final year. That outcome is pretty much dependent on the character of those players and then it will filter down. Again we have all seen how great this team can play so their are not a lot of excuses to be had.