The 2009-2010 team had two things that really derailed
by wearendhockey (2019-01-14 15:02:01)

In reply to: Starting to feel a lot like '10 or '12  posted by OITLinebacker

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.