Originally Posted by rufuspaul
Bad contracts. We've shed some of them, will shed more after this season and even more after next season (except for TT). That's the only explanation for this debacle imo.
I can think of one more reason. There is obviously something inherent in the team/mgmt/ownership that saps the morale and motivation from our best players. They start off like gang-busters, slowly lose their will to play/win, get traded to other teams and then take off like gangbusters again. Whatever it is that saps the will of the players is some kind of intangible that I can't' grasp nor describe.