Better??November 29 2009 at 12:08 PM
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|cougarbait (no login)|
They compete and then get outscored 7-1?? in third period. Also go 1 for 10 on pp thank goodness for that veteran presence on the powerplay.
What is with the loss on Friday...3 - 19 yr olds and 2-20yr olds on the ice in the last minute and they lose...I would rather see Forsberg, mcdonald, connolly, buonasissi and Ciolfi out in that situation, at least there is a chance they will improve with play in those situations.
When your veterans cant close out a game in the last minute then they are not veterans,,,time to switch who gets the ice time in crunch time.
Also, on Sunday, Thiessen -5, -5 out of 6 goals, how does he get on the ice after -4?
Like Portland did last year they need to get rid of the veterans who are not producing and let the youngsters sink or swim in the tough situations. It is not as if they are going to magically go on a 10 game winning streak to get back into the playoff race...With the 18, 19 and 20 yr olds they have that is an impossibility.
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|November 29 2009, 1:42 PM |
Late breakdowns such as those in the past two games are a coaching problem. This guy was supposed to be some kind of a saviour but he is no better than anybody else back there who has been willing to work for the jokers at the top.
The saddest part is that the Cougars actually do appear to have some potential in their 16 and 17 year olds...but like with every other generation of PG Cougar their psyches and confidence will be tainted and eroded by piss-poor coaching and management that couldn't nurture a winning culture if their lives depended on it.
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|November 29 2009, 8:38 PM |
Will they win 10 games?? I think not. Least talented team in junior hockey. Well done dallas. Give yourself a big fat raise.
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|November 30 2009, 9:26 AM |
This is the second season I haven't had season tickets and the money has been well spent on skiing. Like many, I was under the impression Brodsky et al deep down wanted to produce a decent franchise, they just didn't know how. I felt sooner or later he would stumble across the reality he doesn't know what he's doing, his son in law doesn't know, and he'd swallow his pride and hire someone who does. That was until I discovered Ballard Syndrome. This quote is from About.com/hockey
"With his cantankerous, eccentric ways, his talent for alienating players, and his general contempt for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, Harold Ballard goes down as the worst NHL owner of all time.....By the 1980s the Leafs were the butt of jokes throughout the hockey world. Ballard's reckless and parsimonious ways - the team's top farm clubs had long been sold off, and the scouting staff was a shambles - had turned a marquee NHL franchises into the most poorly run operation in professional sport. Only Ballard's death in 1990, at the age of 86, allowed the team to emerge from the dark ages. Within four years of his burial, the Leafs had made back-to-back appearances in the Stanley Cup semifinals."
Just change the name and who do you got? With Brodsky it isn't about anything other than poking a stick in everyone's eye just because he can. And as long as there are people willing to go to the games and get poked in the eye, he'll continue to do it. The sad thing is, probably on a some level he thinks he's a good owner, but there's no one around him who likes him or PG enough to tell him the truth to his face.
My hat off to those 500 of you who brave the elements and still go to the games. But the best hope for PG is to make the Cougars such a financial disaster that Rick's banker slaps him up the side of the head and tells him even his deep pockets can't sustain these losses for ever. If he moves the team, so be it, but there's always the hope he'll flog it too and we'll get someone who actually cares about the team and it's fans.
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|November 30 2009, 7:07 PM |
Don Hay had a field day againt Clark. Does Clark understand that he gets last change at home?
Why does he care?No score for this post
|December 1 2009, 6:36 AM |
He has a 5 year contract, a lousy team, if he makes then look good now, what will he do next year. If they go from a 10 win team to a 20 win team next year all will rejoice in how great of a coach he is.
Long term contracts to mediocre coaches do no work.
hate to say itNo score for this post
|December 1 2009, 1:40 PM |
i hate to say it but we might be lucky to get 10 wins this season
I was trying to be ..........................No score for this post
|December 1 2009, 5:36 PM |
(optimistic if my sarcasm doesn't come across very well)