Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coach Barry Trotz at Season's Breaking Point

In what had to be the low point of the season, the Preds give up the first 5 goals and lose 7-2 to the Thrashers. Coach Barry Trotz is going to earn his money in the next 48 hours. A loss like Saturday's to the Thrashers can be the tipping point to a season already in jeopardy of going completely bad. Coach Trotz has to get the team focused, eliminate the hangover from the loss and somehow get a victory over the New Jersey Devils heading into the all star break. Good luck coach Trotz, Preds nation hopes you can pull it off.

News and tidbits from the game:

* Bad luck for Dan Ellis continues- Bad bounces in such a short amount of time continue. The team has let him down as far as defensive support as well. He has been pulled in recents starts against Pittsburgh and Atlanta but his play was not that bad.

* Stats killer- If you believe in +/-, turn your head on Saturday's telling story. Hamhuis and Zanon at -4. Koistinen, Smithson, Santorelli and Dumont -3.

* Santorelli and Jones back to Milwaukee- Moved to keep playing during the lengthy all star break or sent down to make room for guys getting healthy?

That is all for now, send in those comments.

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