Starting to feel a lot like '10 or '12
by OITLinebacker (2019-01-14 14:54:01)

In reply to: Closer to last place than 3rd place... yikes.  posted by wearendhockey

Teams that should have been better but for some stupid reason just played like crap. I can't wrap my head as to what is wrong with this team, but it seems broken like those two teams were.

The 2009-2010 team had two things that really derailed
by wearendhockey  (2019-01-14 15:02:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

them. One was injuries. We couldn't go a weekend without someone ending up with a concussion (seemingly every time we played Miami) or some other injury that cost them multiple games. The other was awful leadership and a couple of highly selfish players who I thought made developing chemistry impossible.

2011-2012 was similar in that the leadership had a hard time kicking some guys into a more team-centric mode. I think too that first year in the Compton went to people's heads a little bit, maybe even the coaches. I thought Jackson really misused the goalies, as every time it looked like Summerhays was coming into form, he'd put Johnson back in, or he'd let Johnson play through 1 or 2 bad goals, but he'd yank Summerhays if a soft one got by.

Both those seasons though were huge disappointments coming off the previous years.

It feels like one of those years, but can't put a finger on
by OITLinebacker  (2019-01-14 15:44:44)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

why it feels that way. It just doesn't seem like this group is going to gel and come together in a way to make a run at the NCAA's. I want to be wrong about that, I really do.