Watched the game last night and was quite impressed with the increased efficiency of Montreal. It didn
t appear to be bad play by Edmonton to me; it was more that Montreal was a little crisper and better prepared. The final score flattered the Schmoes.
I took 2 things out of watching this.
We are likely going to be in deep doo-doo when we play the Als unless our coaching staff can exploit things they have seen and can change the face of our team just enough to throw off Trestman`s excellent preparation skills.
Great coaching can help a team with a lot of new players gel quickly. Good coaching takes longer and poor coaching may never get it there. We are still waiting to see if we are number 2 or number 3. I
m hoping its the former.