BCHabnut Posted May 26, 2021 Share Posted May 26, 2021 It's a bit premature to start this thread, but I'm confident that it will be started tomorrow night anyway. Fire Bergevin doesn't capture all of the woes for this team IMO. My view on this team last year was similar to what I'm feeling now at the end of their playoff. I asked myself, what is this teams identity? It seems like a bit of an identity crisis. You have forwards who only seem to be able to score from the rush, and defense molded around a (play it heavy, carry the puck in and cycle) style. Yet the coaches (julien nor ducharme) didn't seem to adapt the style. Last year in the bubble, we saw Kotkaniemi really pick up his play when he was able to make the big hit in the neutral and attacking zone. Then we signed Anderson and Perry. I thought OK, makes sense. The team is transitioning to a heavy team and we will see more cycling, owning the wall, and heavy play. Instead we are seeing some weird hybrid of, play it heavy, but score from the rush. Most of this is on Bergevin. He built this team. But I can't help but be annoyed at the coaches as well. I really think the coaches (Both of them) missed the mark. They didn't play the hand in front of them. This team is built for 5 up, 5 cycle, 5 back. So practice it and develope a system based on that. IMO, this year's fail falls equally on the coaches as it does Bergevin. My thought is that it's time for a fresh view. I want Bergevin, Timmins, Ducharme, and Burrows terminated Friday morning after the loss. After that, what's next? For me, let's take on those bad contracts in exchange for picks. Try to move Weber. Blow up the old core. Stock pile picks (No Timmins), and build a dynamic team with possession analytics and speed in mind. We tried a heavy team and it went horribly wrong. What type of team do you want to see? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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