Disconnect between Bill Peters and the locker room
The continuously lacking effort could be it’s own point here, but we’ll package it all together with the issues from the perspective of head coach Bill Peters. Some changes were made to the lineup in January, when Peters searched for a spark from the offense, but nothing changed for good.
The lack of motivation from this team on a regular basis is a sign that something is wrong with the chemistry, coaching staff, and the locker room culture. Every time the Canes make a successful run through the playoffs, the team chemistry and energy were very fluent and noticeable from a fan’s point of view.
Now, the team has constantly changing lines, two captains that have not led them effectively, and dips in effort that are completely inexcusable and difficult to solve. Letting up four goals to the Flyers on the March 17 loss was yet another instance of collapsing over a span of just minutes.
This is a very concerning trend that is not improving over the course of Peters’ tenure in Raleigh. The outcry to move in a different direction in terms of the head coach for the organization is getting louder and louder as the losses pile up.