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Three games for a merry Christmas with the ZSC Lions

Serge Aubin is in a good mood this Monday morning. Or, at least, of the ZSC-coach radiates good mood and energy. Even a Check of Drew Shore, ramming into him while driving in reverse, by mistake, of course, does not cloud the mood of the French-canadian. And as he comes from the ice, he beams. "It was a good week," he says. "We have worked on many small things. The use of the boys was excellent."

On the Saturday before the national team break, after a blamblen 0:2 against Servette and a whistle concert, had Aubin cast is still clueless. Nine days later, he has drawn fresh hope. Instead of wielding the whip to his talented Team to drive, he decided, to work building. He says: "I am a long time in the hockey business and I have experienced many rainy days. This is one of them. But we know what we have to do. And it all starts with a positive attitude."

Aubin in may, his new place of work in Oerlikon visited, he spoke of him as a player, Bob Hartley (Colorado) have characterized. And he said: "It's okay to be hard. Because that means that you want to make the players better." But that doesn't work in Zurich. The 43-Year-old figured out what buttons he needs to press here. Wherein is to be noted that the ZSC Lions did well under Hartley long before they were in the spring of 2012 from rank 7 masters.

The exception to Crawford

By the regular title it is easy to forget how much trouble the lions in the qualifying, had, in spite of a good squad often. The laudable exception is the time, Marc Crawford (2012-16) with ranks 4, 1, 1 and 1 in the Regular Season. The Zurich Create Crawfords is subsequently enhanced. Him only a second was missing the championship title – the 2015 (final defeat against Davos). Crawford established a game culture, his handwriting was clear. He wanted a quick, creative game. And the fit to the game material that he had.

What would Aubin, exactly, that is, even with half of the qualification. Him a structured ice hockey have in mind. But on bad nights, his players make the impression that you don't know what you would have to do. Only one thing is clear: they are at their best when you move your legs, your pace, your opponent under pressure. So like in this year's Playoff, as wave on wave of attack was brought to you work at the Hallenstadion in the first ten minutes, a horrendous cadence. Coach Hans Kossmann spoke of "ZSC-Hockey".

The home disadvantage

Aubin, you'll need to find your style, and of home-field advantage is not to speak at all, on the contrary, at home they were with six defeats from eleven matches, only the number 10 in the League. When asked about this, says Aubin: "We need to stop talking about it, whether we play home or away. We just have to play our game." But What is, is not yet apparent. Really convincing performances, there has been not even a handful.

The Aubin does not deny: "The first half of the season was below expectations. Clearly. But we can't go back. We can only shape the future. And starting on Tuesday night against Ambri." Three games are for the Zurich until Christmas. And although the Coach stressed that it is necessary to take one after the other, he also says: "It is time, a couple of wins to each other."

The staffing Situation has eased, in defense of Bacher and Sutter are Blind returned, in a storm, the Shore would be ready for use again. Only the long-term injured Wick, Cervenka and Nilsson are still missing.

the ZSC-guide holds your Hand protectively over Aubin. It was sports chief Sven Leuenberger is easier to break the bar over the Swedes, who had engaged his predecessor, Edgar Salis, the French canadian is to be a man. But slowly a trend would have to be turning off as the touch of a Finger, Aubins way is the right way. The Games in this week against Ambri in Lausanne (on Saturday) and Fribourg (on Sunday) is of pioneering importance.

let us remember: Wallson/Johansson last season had to go into the Christmas break. A merry Christmas is not secured in the case of the ZSC Lions.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 17.12.2018, 23:07 PM

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