During this difficult season, the Wolf Pack have often struggled to win. Coming into the week, they sat 30 points out of a playoff spot with about a month remaining.
For coach Ken Gernander, the challenge has been two-fold. While he tries to enhance the performance of his players he must also keep their spirits up.
Of course, a coach can't do that alone. He needs to rely on a solid corps of leaders inside the locker room.
That's why it he may have appeared unusual that Gernander did not replace his captain when defenseman Mat Bodie was dealt to Buffalo at the trade deadline. Instead, Gernander decided to go without one.
"There is so much turnover in the...