Another big game comes our way tonight, although, every game might have that type of weight from here on out.
Was going to post something yesterday with a little more depth, but soon found myself without time and too many "important" things to worry about. The basic subject was going to focus on how marketing has, or has not had an impact on some of the choices we have seen made in the past couple years with regards to coaching and general management. It was a subject brought up in the comments of the last post, and most likely worth examining further.
Then, the focus would turn to pointing fingers. I read an article that asked us to decide between Q or SB as the culprit to our woes. It is something I feel pretty firm on, but also worth some conversation. It also connects to marketing in some very big ways. Even further, I question whether or not SB and Q ever even converse on what the heck is going on with regards to plans and specific players.
Tonight, well, the Hawks have the flue or something flue like anyway. 4 or 5 players, including Stalberg have been identified as being sick. Not a good start.
But, in a very, very late turn of events during practice, the Hawks worked on power-plays almost exclusively. Nice to know, and kind of obvious too. I guess we can expect some PP goals tonight! HA. The Hawks have had some success against the Sharks, but Niemi has also played well against the Hawks. We shall see.
Anyhow, consider this a game thread. I would love to read your takes on the game as it transpires.