Went to see the Hartford Wolfpack “play” hockey last night. I put play in quotes, because while they were certainly attired for the game, play is what they did not do.
There does not appear to be any cohesiveness to the play. Dropped passes abound. Missed opportunities rule the day. Nine times on the power play, and no goals scored. 0 for 9. Bupkes.
It appears to me, from Row N, that there’s just no communication or chemistry between the players on the line. Hartford lacks “wanna”. They don’t wanna be champions, it seems.
Maybe they just need to work out the kinks. There’s a lot of new blood on the team this year, most of it under the age of 21. I don’t know what’s happening in New York, but I imagine that the Rangers have pulled most of last year’s talent up to the bigs because they were a hurting unit themselves.
Is this what happens to the minor franchises when the major league team is in a shambles? Hopefully they can rebuild. We shall see.