Trotz looked beaten, saying "We're going to have a mourning period for about an hour, and then we'll look forward to the next game."
What? Is this the kind of response you expect from the guy who is supposed to shape the way his team feels and reacts to a loss like this? I don't think so.
The Preds have not played well these past two games of the series and in doing so have played themselves to the brink of elimination. At what point can you blame the coach for that?
I feel like we have the best team (talent wise) we have ever had but for some reason we cannot get that to correlate to success on the ice. Is there a reason? The only one I can think of is coaching.
While Trotz has did a great job growing an nurturing this team from it's inception I think the talent has outgrown him and his staff. The Predators have not been able to adapt to the changes that the Sharks throw at them the way that they should. Not that I think every coach can adjust on the fly like Scotty Bowman but give me something.
Our power play has been shut down almost all year and yet we keep trying the same thing over and over. Does coach Peter Horacheck have anything else to draw up? Apparently not.
While this coaching staff has become a part of our 'Predator Family' and it would be painful to see them go I think that if the Preds lose this series that they need to be held accountable.
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