We all realize the Spits are less than mediocre this season. No we didn't expect them to seriously contend this season, and now less likely next season as well. The point of conversation is if the assembled team this season is under or over achieving in comparison to their talent level. Most would agree as do I that better utilization of such talent may have yielded slightly better results to date. Obvious questions regarding "systems" come into the conversation when seemingly easy choices made by the coaching are not changed. Playing a left D on the right side is great for a offensive shot potential but hell to hold a puck in the offensive zone, chipping pucks out of the defensive zone or skating back to defend the opposing players advance with your stick on the wrong side of you. This is just basics. I believe in utilizing the talent you're given to their strengths. Great quick release shot " power play" great shot blocking "shorthanded " opportunity. Centers drawing better one side to the other circle. All these simple things make a difference in the results. When players see coaching with favoritism and no logical sense decision being made. It spurns the jealousy and decent that so many of our players have demonstrated this year. Did they have to go, yes toxic is toxic, but solve the problem before our new talent gets infected. Example, feel bad for a player like Boka being sent out when a needed tying goal is required. He himself probably feels there are better shots on the bench in that situation. Just because you are a veteran does not mean you should have the ice in certain situations. Those decisions are made by the coaching staff we like to think anyways lol. I would just like to see the best of what talent we have, used in the best possible scenarios. Don't care if we are last place team if the boys are a team on the ice and off. Just like to see team unity and respect between for one another, win or loose.