RoyalDude wrote:Trade Lulongo to Florida for their 2014 1st pick which is about 4th overall right now. Puts us in the Reinhart hunt
I'll Take Bjugstadt now over Reinhart a couple years from now. Wasn't sold on him at the WJHC this year, not sold on him now.
This team is in a serious, deep, dark funk. No confidence. No jump. No heart. You will see little spurts of inspiration maybe a handful of times in a game and sometimes they'll translate into a goal, but that's it.
It became apparent to me when the most noticeable Canuck making plays out there last night was Schroeder. Yeah, he had some serious puck luck on his goals, but he was making things happen out there. The diff: This was his first game with the team, and it's reasonable to assume that he hasn't been around the playing roster much while he rehabbed.
Is it fatigue, age, psychology or what? I dunno. Depending on the answer, and what management thinks can feasibly by done to right it, there's a big question as to where this team goes for the rest of the season.
Maybe it's time Gillis has a heart-to-heart with those core guys with the NTCs that goes something like, "We gave you NTCs based on the assumption that this core would be competitive. It's not, and let's all agree that it's not going to get any better so it's time to change the core. Simply-put, we'll ask some of you to submit your trade destination lists or have fun in Utica, or whoever takes you on waivers." Maybe it's time for the club to step back from the slippery slope which leads to where Calgary is today.
Or maybe Torts comes back, institutes some serious practice schedules with some confidence-building drills thrown in, and the team snaps out of it.
Up to you, Mr. Gillis.
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