What to expect?
All of the above. Is it just human nature that the first game of a new coach’s era get his squad playing at their utmost, in trying to make sure that the performance are at their ultimate. I do not expect the effort to be nothing but high.
Tampa is also a club struggling of late, and missing the services of their captain Vinny LeCavalier. However – they have super star in the making, Steven Stamkos, who can beat you at the drop of a hat.
What do the Isles need to do to win? The same thing I have been saying for the past few weeks. They need to get a lucky goal – something that will boost their confidence, get a little smile on their collective faces, and take the momentum with them.
As to the coach – I hear so many people moaning about the choice of successor to Scott Gordon. When you let go of a coach – you have to have an ‘interim’. Capuano is the ‘interim’. Do I hope that Garth gets a person with NHL experience to be the next head coach? Absolutely – with no disrespect to Gordon – I think then and I still do now – that this team needs a tough but fair coach with some serious NHL experience. There are some out there; Mactavis,h, Hitchcock, Hartley, among others; with the latter having a strong relationship with Snow. It has to be something that needs to take some serious consideration.
Well – I probably will not be at the game tonight – due to work considerations. So I will be listening to Kinger on WRHU and hoping for this team to finally get the next two points added to the record.