I'm not one to scream for change.
I'm not one to hop on and off a certain player's wagon.
I do think, however, that the time has come for a change (and of the 'major' variety).
I think trading Spezza is all but impossible. With his crazy contract and near invisibility on the ice, the only way he goes is if we take a Souray-type player back. No thank you.
I think we are saddled with Spezz until he remembers he's an 'elite' offensive player. Being anything but a point per game player isn't going to cut it. Sorry giggles, but that's what you get when you sign a monster contract like that.
I like Clouston. I like his attitude. I like his work ethic and I think there are alot of positives that rub off on the worker-bees. But I also think he has a small fanny-pack of offensive schemes he works from. It's hard to blame it on coaching, but when a team shoots the puck as reluctantly as we do, that is a coaching move. Have they been told to shoot when there's traffic and only with there's traffic? How else can you explain it? I don't think firing Clouston is the solution, but it certainly couldn't hurt. His team couldn't score in a brothel. They couldn't finish a sandwich.
I think tomorrow we will wake up to something large. A big trade (Neil/Foligno/Regin I think could all be dealt).
Rumour in Vancouver is that Chris Neil has been targeted by Mike Gillis. It's a rumour. Grain of salt.
I'm tired of watching a boring team who won't shoot, can't finish and can't get a save when we need one.
Spezza to Toronto for Kessel and Schenn.