The Saskatoon Blades won one game this entire post-season which is one more game than they won last post-season. It’s not exactly out of the ordinary for Mollekan, the Blades almost always flame out quickly in the WHL playoffs as you can see in the table below. The team motto could be, “If its spring, we are golfing”.
Regardless of whether or not we have home ice advantage or not, the Blades lose in the playoffs. Even this year where we went all in, traded young players and draft picks away, we still managed to get swept in the playoffs and only win one game in the Memorial Cup. Mollekan’s teams don’t win the in the playoffs or when the games matter.
Despite having one of the largest teams in the WHL, a profitable team, lots of resources at his disposal, and a city where people want to play in, we still can’t win in the playoffs. After a while it’s time to look at the coach.
The upcoming season, the cupboard is bare. Our top taken is playing elsewhere, we have no draft picks (although that can change with the need to ship out so many overage players), and we have ask, if Mollekan the right guy to do this again. He can coach us to the first round of the playoffs but then what?
The Blades need to look elsewhere. They went all in this season and look at the result. A long winning streak and one playoff win. That isn’t good enough in most markets.