The guys who the media walk by would at least see how uncomfortable it is for teammates who have to answer for collectively poor efforts.
With the way it is now, you really have to sift through a lot of cliches and one-word answers to find anything that’s not… filler. Over the last week, there were a couple of things I heard that made me go… hmm.
The first came from Zach Hyman, who too often is thrown to the media. After Saturday’s loss at home to Nashville, he said the team is well aware of what’s killing them, but the players just can’t find a way to stop it.
“Those are key moments we talk about; the shift after a goal, the shift to start a period, the shift to start a game,” Hyman said. “We’re saying all the right things, those are the things you talk about, and what the coach talks about, but we have to go out there and do it. There’s no other answer, we’re not doing it right now.
“It sounds like a silly answer — but it’s the honest truth. We know what we have to do, we’re not currently doing it, but we know we can do it.”
After Thursday’s loss to the Sharks, Leon Draisaitl said this:
“There’s not too many guys in this room who have confidence, right now. I am part of that group. You just keep trying to get better every day.”
“We say the right words, we go into every game with the same mindset. We outchance and outshoot a lot of teams. It seems like we’re not deserving of bounces right now. You can’t rely on bounces, I’m aware of that. We’re not scoring enough and obviously giving up too much.”