21 juin 2019
Blackhawks de Chicago
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Sabres de Buffalo
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jaok3</b></div><div>Agree, there is a illness in leaf land called no balls. This team lack the unity to go anywhere. They don't stickup for each other and when other teams start a scrum half the leafs just watch.</div></div>
Maybe. I think it's not just the roster itself but the pressure they under from fans and media. Very large very passionate and VERY critical fanbase. The more expectations and pressure there are, the easier it is to choke. But, I'm sure the lack of grit and physicality contributes as well. The fan base is so quick to turn on players that there is no unity there either. No offense meant, btw. Just sayin, having your players backs more and not putting so much pressure on them could probably go a long way in making them a better team. Not sure how you get an entire fan base to do that, though.
When we were winning in CHI, we had their backs and they played their @sses off for us. Also, the leadership group was phenomenal. But, after a while the players got worn down and the expectations were too high from all directions and the machine just failed. Plus bowman made dumb moves and handed out dollars, term, and clauses like candy, otherwise CHI's "dynasty" or whatever you want to call it, could've lasted a lot longer, I think. Personally, I don't like using the word "dynasty" referring to the 2010's Hawks, but for lack of a better word, I'll use it sometimes.