Saturday, January 22, 2011
Something's gotta give.
However -- is that really still the team's excuse? Really? As the boys on Monday Night Football say: "C'mon man!"
Find. a. way.
Is the team really better off since Bobby Smith unceremoniously removed Cam Russell from the head coaching duties and crowned himself Coach for Life?
That was a rhetorical question... but the answer is a big resounding: NO.
The players on this team are better then they're playing. I really can't blame them, though. They are young, which means they need excellent direction.
There was a lot of optimism in the Bobby Smith camp going into the Christmas break. The Mooseheads strung together three wins. Countem, three. Well plan the parade route.
In an interview during the Christmas break, Smith said we should expect to see a different team in the second half of the season.
Yah, it's different alright.
In the last seven games the Mooseheads have one point (which was for a shootout loss, by the way, and therefore I choose not to count it). The important stat in this case is they've been outscored 45 - 16.
I'm not kidding... 45-16. Shall I say it again?
Either Bobby Smith needs to remove himself from coaching and find an experienced and inspirational coach who knows how to deal with a young team (Shawn MacKenzie, you out there!?!) or there needs to be a coup d'état.
Jennifer Casey was born and raised in Halifax. She loves all sports but tries to stick to writing about hockey for sanity purposes. You can follow her on twitter @jenncaseyhfx or find her on her blog National Passtime