Are Don Granato’s Days Numbered as Coach of the Wolves?
As we were leaving the Chicago Wolves game tonight, a row of cars at a nearby Honda dealer were all blinking their headlights and windshield wipers were going-all the alarms had been set off.
Tonight I watched another alarm go off as the Wolves played another lackluster game in which they played, perhaps, only 20 minutes of a 60 minute game with passion and drive. The result was a 3-2 loss to the Peoria Rivermen.
This team has lost it’s punch. It’s not playing with any passion.
No crushing checks.
No displays of broken sticks.
They are stoic and disciplined in their losing. They are mirroring the stonefaced steadiness of their coach, Don Granato.
Only Jordan LaVallee and Steve Martins showed any sense of remorse tonight.
They’ve lost 6 in a row, 8 out of 9, and are firmly in 6th place only a game above .500.
Wolves’ management does not take lightly to not making the playoffs and while the season is only half over, a passionless slide into the cellar will not be tolerated.
The worst thing about this slide is that for 10 or 15 minutes of each game (usually the last 10 or 15) they play with desperation and show how they can really play. This team shouldn’t be playing this poorly.
Something, or someone, needs to change…