This team lacks identity. We've got an organizational philosophy that values skill and puck possession, and a coach that wants to play a grinding, "heavy", crash and bang sort of game (as evidence, look how much our fourth line played tonight late in the game. He clearly prefers grinding, dump and chase hockey). Since the GM, roster, and drafting philosophy aren't going anywhere, Babs is going to have to make some adjustments to his game play to maximize the talent he's got. If he does, we'll come around. If he doesn't, we'll flounder.
For years I've heard over, and over, and over again that Babs is the best in the business in getting the most out of his players. Time to test that theory. This is not an untalented team. This is a team that's under performing. Let's see how good he really is at maximizing the talent he's got.
Also, Ken Holland, you listening? We need a second line center and another PP capable defenseman. Seriously. f***.
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