We know the Isles haven’t been very good. But we keep getting sound bites from the team that there are positive to take from all of this. Like that time Capuano tried to have us believe that the team was good 5v5. How’s that working out?
Over the last four games, that small sample I used to state the Isles are .500, the team has been a negative possession team. I know, shocking.
Sure. But, that’s like saying North Korea is doing something right because their GDP growth rate is one of the highest in the world. No. A thousand times no. Just like the Isles, it’s easy to trend in the right direction when you’re at rock bottom.
So if you want to talk about phantom points, look at the Isles points column.
The despite what’s being said in the post-game, even after a win, isn’t entirely accurate, but media focused rhetoric. Which, let’s be fair, is exactly what the Isles players and staff have been trained to do.
Frame the discussion on positive. Don’t give the media anything negative to feed off of. SO what do I expect?
I’d expect the team to verbalize the frustration a bit more: “A win is a win, but we’re still bottom of the league. There’s still a lot of work to be done”. A little honesty would go a long way for me to be able to rationalize that the players see what I’m seeing.