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  1. Joel Quenneville

    That’s good, jack.
  2. Chris Neil Retires

    GT: What do you suggest they do about this?
  3. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Nice, jack. Sent my thought and question to you in another thread. Look forward to reading your response.
  4. Joel Quenneville

    Some of the "problem" theories (paraphrasing) that have been posted: * The core packed it in last playoff season and so far this season. They need a carrot (3rd line center) to be motivated. They will try when they are confident in the team. * The team just isn't that good. The core has expired and the secondary players needed just aren't on this roster. * It's Q's fault. He has lost the room, his system is outdated and other teams know how to beat it/us. * The players just don't care. They have their cups and money. I've bought into some, very little, of this. My thought today: last year the team spent themselves mentally and physically during the regular season grind to finish where they did. How did that work out come end of the season/playoff time? Similar to what has happened to the Blues in recent years. Was that regular season finish worth it? Maybe, just maybe, the "time off" late last year in the regular season was because too many players "hit the wall." 1st round comes around and there is nothing left in the tank to compete...and they knew it. Maybe, just maybe, the opposite plan of attack is in motion. Don't spend themselves during the regular season grind as much, don't get hurt, hang around and then finish by getting into the playoffs, be more ready to go mentally and physically come playoff time...find their "statement" games like last night, play the kids to see who can/can't...make the necessary complimentary trades/moves along the way...unleash the core at the right time...remember: lot's of hockey and miles on them. Buying it or selling it, jack?
  5. Joel Quenneville

    I agree completely. His job is to coach professional hockey players...not find ways to motivate them. "He lost the room" is an assumption (like most things on the boards) and it sure didn't look like that last night. If he "lost the room" they would have gotten blasted last night by the Jets. It also looked like his "system" wasn't/isn't the problem...but his/their PP still stinks.
  6. The Crawford Thread

    I know where/what applies to me, and where/what doesn't...and I'm good with that. I was not a CC fan. Lots of reasons. I am now. Lots of reasons. I think this is the best and most complete he has been in his career and he is doing it behind a team that hasn't been at it's best on most nights. (A), (B), (C) and (D) are definitely not up for debate right now. Some were in previous years.
  7. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    An effective PP should be able to put these types of games away...at this early point in the game!
  8. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    I agree. Take the Pitt game out and this was it. Lets see 20 be 60!
  9. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Thanks for adding GT...didn’t know that...Q likes!
  10. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    82 plays a smart and simple game. You can see why Q is high on him.
  11. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    His next shift?
  12. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Very early but... Did they just play down to their competition (although won) the last 3 games? Are they playing to their true potential right now? Very early but...
  13. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Wingels doesn’t need anyone to motivate him to give his all. Love watching him play.
  14. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    He’s come a long way.
  15. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Looking forward to seeing Murph back on the right paired with Forsling...like the D pairings...as of now.
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