Idk. I think there is something to be said for the coaching. Players simply haven't developed well. Our special teams play was dreadful, players took dumb penalties, and took dumb shots. All of which, to me, indicate bad coaching strategy.
Now sure. They out skated, out pocessed, and some might say out played, the teams that beat us and that indicates good coaching.
Overall this team underperformed all year. While it obviously played a huge role, it's unjust to use the Cansius series as the sole reason we didn't make it. We lost or tied several other games to weak teams and blew several 3rd period leads. Correcting any of those could have put us in the tournament as well. That all being said I'd still give Berry another year to see if he can fix his weak spots.