Friday, December 29, 2006

Bad Coaching

Why doesn’t anyone blame Jacques Lemaire for the Minnesota Wild not winning on the road? The Minnesota Wild is 10 games below 500 on the road. That in my book can be attributed to bad coaching. It seems like everyone is afraid to question the coaching of Lemaire. We all appreciate what he did for the team in its infancy but now he has been given a team with above average ability and all the potential in the world...yet the team has not excelled. I am bored with hearing the same excuses every time the Minnesota Wild lose on the road.

Why aren’t the Wild prepared to win on the road? Why are there nightly breakdowns that cause the Minnesota Wild to give up late goals? Why hasn’t there been any changes made to try to turn the tide? Why don’t people point the blame finger at Jacques Lemaire? I am ready for the Minnesota Wild to play up to their potential on the road and in my estimation; it is up to the coach to make sure that happens. Please get your act together Jacque, we expect better!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Frustrated by the Minnesota Wild

I don’t know if anyone else is frustrated by the Minnesota Wild season, but I am. I have never been more excited about the start of a hockey season as I was prior to this year. I felt like the Minnesota Wild did everything right this off season. They signed Gaborik to a long term deal that guaranteed he would be here for many years. They traded for his best buddy Pavol Demitra. They signed numerous above average free agents, like hometown hero Mark Parrish. I thought, they had finally opened up their purse strings and our years of loyalty as fans would be rewarded with a Stanley Cup contender.

The season started out great but has now turned into a nightmare. I keep hoping that the last month or two of the season was just a bad dream, but i am afraid that it was not. I am sick of the excuses and I am not willing to pin all of their problems on Gaborik not suiting up. This team has too much talent and too much potential to go on a 10 game road losing streak. All I can say is they had better get it together or the Minnesota Wild faithful will start focusing on next year and pawning their Minnesota Wild tickets off on their unsuspecting neighbors.