This current nine-game winning streak they're on can't last, although the group put together by head coach and general manager Lorne Molleken is now beginning to get results as advertised. They beat the Swift Current Broncos on a late goal from Josh Nicholls last night to improve their record to 32-29-3. It seems like a long time ago the team began 2-7 and there were already questions about Duncan Siemens' leadership, the chemistry in the locker room, and the Sportsnet cameras following around the team all the time.
As it happens, when you're scoring on just 6.4% of your shots and your opponents are scoring on 14.6% of the same, you're probably not going to win too many hockey games. But shooting and save percentages are fairly unsustainable, especially over a very small sample of games. Even while the team had a poor start, they were consistently out-shooting the opposition and holding an advantage in puck possession. They just weren't winning.Read More »from Blades win ninth straight: what spurred the turnaround in Saskatoon?