Should the Red Wings Fire Assistant Coach Brad McCrimmon?
Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:53 AM
That's in a different thread...
Facts. Who needs facts? You can prove anything with facts... 10% of all people know that...
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:44 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:58 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:03 AM
I'm not advocating firing McCrimmon, but McCrimmon has a TON of talent to work with that is underperforming like crazy. Bedard, on the other hand, has a back-up and an inconsistent starter past his prime to work with.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:04 AM
Edited by LidsFan, 01 February 2009 - 02:08 AM.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:29 AM
For instance, they're letting guys go right to the net, and virtually giving our goaltenders no chance on shots (from the point especially). This type of thing has to stop. They need to raise their physical game (it's a broken record I know, but it's the dag gum truth) when on defense. In addition, the puck awareness and turnovers are becoming another problem. How many times do we see odd man rushes or breakways? Quite a bit this season.
Also you have to factor in some bad luck, injuries, goals being stifled by Dan O'Halloran (a.k.a. The O'Halloran factor), and you got yourself a disappointing streak of losses. I'm confident the Wings will pick it up though. There's always a low point in the season where we all start to freak out, but the Wings will just prove us wrong.
Edited by aflac9262, 01 February 2009 - 02:31 AM.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:40 AM
will you do our next GDT (no offense to the Hockeytown!!) to see if it makes a difference?
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:13 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:19 AM
You do realize that McLellan worked with the offense, don't you?
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:43 AM
What about the 10 games before the losing streak when they gave up only 19 goals for a 1.9 GAA.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:46 AM
Past his prime? How was he so great in last year's playoffs then.
He wasn't past his prime then? He must have aged greatly between June and October.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:08 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:33 AM
That's the point. We have the exact same defense who played amazingly under one coach last year and is failing under a new coach this year. Sounds like McCrimmon doesn't fit.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:41 AM
Before we started getting injuries. things were looking better. Not perfect, but better.
Give them/him a chance to turn this losing streak around. We just might emerge from this whole situation as a much stronger team.
Besides, I seriously doubt anyone would fire the assistant coach in the middle of the season when the team is 2nd in the conference.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:09 AM
5 game losing streak!!11!!1!!! oH nOoOOs!!1!!!!
Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:25 AM
I understand your point of view, but look at it this way:
1) Our defense sucks.
2) Our defensive players are the best in the world.
3) The only change has been the addition of McCrimmon.
It might not help to fire him, but it clearly wouldn't hurt and he may very well be the problem. He is the only change to our world class defense and thus should be the first major change.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:32 AM
PLAY DEFENSE, AYEAAAA
STOP THE PUCK, AYEAAA
SCORE GOALS, AYEAA
We'll be fine.
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