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Please explain something to me... 
27th-Jan-2007 06:23 pm
Calvin - Denial
Here is an excerpt from an article in today's Portland Press Herald:
"Where our team was at, we were out of sync," Whitehead said.  "We've been out of sync the last couple of weeks and unfortunately, I have to be honest, I saw this coming."
Here's my question for everyone - if you are a head coach of a struggling hockey team, and you supposedly see something like this coming, WHY DON'T YOU TRY TO FIX IT AHEAD OF TIME?!?!  To hear this type of comment come the day after we get handily beaten at home by a sub-500 hockey team is absolutely unacceptable.  How do you make this kind of comment to the press after what has happened recently?
I'm worried that this team is falling apart, and apparently the coach isn't in any position to stop it, he just watches it happen and shrugs afterwards.  Obviously this team lacks a few key traits right now - including leadership, desire and motivation.  The question is, can they right the ship before we are no longer around for the HE or NCAA playoffs?
Also - a comment / idea from the USCHO.com discussion forum:  "Instead of the introduction at the Alfond that tells us all about Maine's history (NC, FF apearances, All-Americans, etc.) which has nothing to do with this year's team, maybe they should just introduce them as losers of 4 out of 5 and 1/2 of their home games.  I think team might wake up if they wree booed to start the game."
It's unfortunate we are to the point where this is what we are getting from our supporting fans across the country.
Class of '03

x-posted in bcoolie, blackbearhockey
28th-Jan-2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
wow, the coach said that? o.O with comments like that it makes me think maybe its time for a new coach. Cause i dunno about you, but i kinda think it's ya know the coach's job to make sure his team is doing the best i can do, and to fix problems or at least try to fix them before they surface. O.o But then again i dont know what the problems are, i do know that some team problems a coach can't fix, the players have to do that; and that responsibility usually falls on the seniors or captians...or any other player willing to step it up.

I feel for ya, nothing worse than watching your team implode upon it's self when you know they have the skill & talent to do more than they are doing.
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