Friday, October 14, 2011

Revisiting history

During training camp, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher went to great lengths to remind players that this season wasn't about picking up where the team left off last season. No, he said, this season meant starting from scratch.

Well, after last night's loss to the Islanders, dropping the Lighting to 1-2-1 on the season, I'm thinking maybe Boucher might want to revisit his approach. Making the playoffs is hard enough. Having to pull yourself out of a hole only adds to that effort.

Then again, I'm just a hockey dad and a journalist. What the heck do I know?


  1. I think the Bolts and my Nucks (who are now also 1-2-1) will do just fine..a little patience is key (especially in October)

  2. It's not so much being more patient, just that I don't think it would hurt to remind the guys of how they played to do as well as they did last year.

    The Lightning played with little fear as it really had nothing to prove. Why get away from that?

    If you're asking a team to start from scratch, go back to what brought you success.