Jagr is a diva, he opens his mouth all the time. Him being frustrated with a desicion is normal.
Losing the locker room is getting into a sh!t fit with langenbrunner and wanting to name a captain for the game he sits. Losing the locker room is benching Kovy because no one is playing with any effort.
Debo is too passive to lose the locker room.
Yes, that is "losing the locker room." My point is that these are the signs of beginning to lose the confidence of the group of guys who wear the skates.It is the first signs of losing the room and that can be totally thwarted of course. Summing this up to "Jagr is a diva, he opens his mouth all the time," is unwise and unnecessary. Jagr is open with his opinions, but MUCH less of a prima donna than years ago and you shouldn't condemn the guy to that title forever. Secondly, whether he is a 'diva' or not, he is our leading scorer and part of the team and when the head coach doesn't have the confidence of a player within those parameters, it does hint at the BEGINNINGS of trouble.
Saying "Debo is too passive to lose the locker room" is also unwise - he has lost locker rooms before, and there are many personalities who rub players the wrong way - but I took this comment of yours as half tongue-in-cheek.
The funny thing is the things that the majority of the board wanted at some point (me included) is the stuff that probably loses a locker room. Scratch or send down Gionta...that pisses off a lot of people. Scratch your captain and that could be messy.
Not saying Gionta deserves to be scratched, but I don't think Josefson getting a game for him would be terrible. My point is that it would probably not sit so well in the room. Salvador is not an upgrade over anyone, but if they bumped him for Larsson...that wouldn't go over well.
Anyway, Deboer tries to get the offense going by shaking up the lines...and that pisses people off here? Really?
The first part you wrote is a great point. As far as the last line goes, it doesn't piss me off at all. But it pisses Jagr (and possibly others) off.
Edited by Neb00rs, 05 February 2014 - 10:10 PM.
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