Post by MAG22 on Mar 12, 2013 10:16:25 GMT -5
Two obvious thoughts follow such a statement. One is about maturity. The other is about coaching.
"I'm sure maturity plays into it," Holmgren said. "We still have some young players being put in big situations," Holmgren said. "Some of them are struggling with that, but I think it bodes well for our future." As for the coach, some believe Peter Laviolette's job was saved by Sunday's victory over the Sabres. I doubt it's that severe. "I think Peter and our coaches have done a good job," Holmgren said. "I think our team for the most part is well-prepared." Obviously, 'Lavvy' is an attack-mode coach," Holmgren said. "I think we have the players to fit that. Last summer we talked about changing our approach a little in how we defend our own end, and I think there have been growing pains in doing that. We need for everything to come together. We've seen it in bits and pieces but we need it to be on an every-night level. And that hasn't happened."