Perception its all we have when it comes down to being a Predator fanatic. I know I am not in the locker room so no I don't claim to know everything. but as I look at the tea leaves at where this team is going and where this team came from.
The climax of this team was the 2011-2012 trade deadline, The team clawed its way into very good play off position. players that worked so hard to get there took a seat to the likings of Guastad, Radulov, and Kostyson. This is where Trotz uses his Doghouse a place where wilson is very use to although I agree with this dynamic I feel like Trotz miss uses this tool time and time again. but what do I know I am just a fan all I can do is go off the record.
Players don't want to play here because of Trotz abuse of the dog house. since that awful playoff run against the coyotes the Nashville Predators have seen players go at any chance they can. Radulov, Kostyson big, Suter, almost weber, tootoo kostyson little, smithson, halischuck, erat. and a lot more that I missed or after this post season.
This year we have seen the "play like a predator" they should really brand it "play like barry wants you to play" and rightfully so he is the coach. but players like wilson and stalberg just don't belong here. its like a round block and trying to fit it in a triangle slot.
Here in lies the problem! Ownership as much as they say they want the "CUP" but just like owners they are perfectly content with the bottom line which is this is a business and they want your money. When an ownership group is content with this logic and they keep a coach around beyond when they should. some have the perception that they are consistent. I perceive it as they just want your money, they don't want the cup.
If they wanted the Cup it starts with a new coach. nothing to take a way from trotz he got us through the first 15 seasons. its time to pass the flame to the next chapter and just like predator way of doing things I disagree with bringing in a proven coach from the outside. hire from with in the organization. you missed two with muller and horechuck. Get me excited about going to a predator game. This is just my thoughts what do you think?