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S18- Scouts Sinking (®)

2021-05-15

Since back-to-back wins against the Blackhawks and Whalers and claiming the Western Conference standings, the Scouts have slipped back down to the bottom of the league standings, and are now well on their way to Puke for Luke.

Over the last four games, the Scouts have not only lost games but have also played some of their worst hockey of the season. In their first loss, the Blues defeated the Scouts 5-2, the Flyers and Jets both beat the Scouts 5-1, and even the Admirals had an offensive output against the Scouts, with a 5-3 win. Things in Kansas City will need to change as the Scouts and the league inch closer to the halfway point of the season and at some point, the trade deadline.

The Scouts opened the seasons using a two-way counter-attack system before moving to a more offensive system, but now the Scouts coaching staff have changed the style of play again, this time with a defensive trap system, so far there seems to be holes in the trap, as the Admirals proved with their win over the Scouts, but the Scouts coaching staff is looking for any possible way to right the train before it derails.

On the bright side, Holik continues to be a force with over a point per game, Jason Spezza is coming into form and could be a superstar by the end of the season, and Umberger continues to produce and is proving he is a key part of the Scouts moving forward. Other bright spots include Alex Frolov, who has had a decent start to the season with eleven points in twenty-two games. Also, Kronwall seems to be close to becoming an all-VHL level defender.

Hopefully, the Scouts are able to find their way out of their early jitters before things get out of control and beyond repair.   


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