Arachnid wrote: Hodgson was our best player for fucks sake (along with Raymond). I'm beginning to think it's time for a coaching change, Q is out coaching him once again.
I don't know if he's being outcoached but I would say that AV screwed up when he changed the winning lineup and replaced Hodgson with Torres in game 3. Everything was going great, then he changed things. Torres came in, pissed off the Hawks and woke them up.
That being said, the biggest problem is the top players not showing up. Sedins, Burrows, Kesler, Samuelsson, Raymond.
Where are they?
Kesler and Burrows PK time is no excuse. They've been doing it all year. Sure, we miss Manny and Kesler has to take a few extra faceoffs but it's no excuse for NO production at all. Burrows is almost invisible besides the PK.
The other disappearing act comes from the defense. What happened there? Game 1 and 2 they were hitting everything and standing up at the blueline smothering the Hawks. Their game has collectively turned to shit.
Where is all the leadership that this team supposedly has so much of? I haven't seen any signs of it yet in the playoffs.