The Preds didn't show up today and got beat 5-2 in a game that really wasn't in doubt at any point. We had 2 power-play goals by Sullivan and Erat. Look, I'm not a blogger that's really going to sugar coat anything. I'm not going to sit here and make excuses for anything either. The "it's early in the season" argument doesn't fly with me anymore. We've played 21 games. Over 1/4 of the season is done and we're damn near the bottom of the Western Conference standings with an absolutely putrid offense and a really average defense.
In my book, the Trotz train needs to come to an end. I'm sure a lot of you disagree with me. The fact is he's been here since 1998 and we haven't gotten past the first round of the playoffs. The fact is we are not playing good hockey this year when the expectations coming into this year were as high or higher than they've been since we've gotten here. We're near the bottom of the Western Conference. We've played 21 games. We've won 9. We can all sit here and make excuses about injuries and other factors. The fact is, at some point you have to take responsibility for your team. We've reached that point.
Again, lots of you aren't going to agree. I understand that and respect that. I think a lot of that has to do with comfortability. He's been here 12 years. We're used to seeing his face. And he really is a great guy. A truly fantastic human being. I have nothing against him personally. But his system and style doesn't work. It's just time to change.