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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Feb 10 @ 3:18 PM ET
Guest Writer: Hold the Lead
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Feb 10 @ 5:44 PM ET
There will be Russian Collusion tonight.... between Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, and Sergachev.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Joined: 10.27.2017

Feb 10 @ 9:34 PM ET
Domingue again does a pretty good Vasilevski impersonation against FL, while Reimer was the cringeworthy version of himself seen too often earlier this season.

LeftCoaster
Season Ticket Holder
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Rebuild Train
Joined: 07.03.2009

Feb 11 @ 6:22 AM ET
How is it that the Lightning can be so successful and the Panthers continually mire in this perpetual losing cycle? They've both had good draft positions; is it the management, the location, the owner's, what's the biggest difference?
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Feb 11 @ 9:35 AM ET
How is it that the Lightning can be so successful and the Panthers continually mire in this perpetual losing cycle? They've both had good draft positions; is it the management, the location, the owner's, what's the biggest difference?
- LeftCoaster


I feel like the Cats keep changing direction within their franchise "No, forget about THAT plan... THIS... THIS is the longterm plan".

The Bolts, since Yzerman took over, have been on a straight line. No deviation. Even after that weird injury-fueled playoff miss a couple of seasons ago, the process remained. No panic buttons pressed, no change of direction... trust the process.
Hank3Henshaw
Location: Chicago
Joined: 03.15.2013

Feb 11 @ 12:03 PM ET
I feel like the Cats keep changing direction within their franchise "No, forget about THAT plan... THIS... THIS is the longterm plan".

The Bolts, since Yzerman took over, have been on a straight line. No deviation. Even after that weird injury-fueled playoff miss a couple of seasons ago, the process remained. No panic buttons pressed, no change of direction... trust the process.

- OzBolts


I think there's a lot of truth to this statement.

I still believe one of the biggest blunders they made was firing Gallant and replacing him with an analytics 'yes man' of sorts - a guy who would do whatever the front office wanted him to do.

Gallant had those guys believing they could win. Seemed like things were clicking. I know he was well respected by the players and would often go to bat/bump heads with the front office for what he believed was best for the team.

They had poor results with the analytics-driven idea and now they're sort of trying to flip back to a more balanced approach of the old 'gut feeling' and numbers when it comes to coaching/running a team.

That's just my interpretation from different things I've read.