Sheffield Steelers produced some heroics on Wednesday night when they came from 4-3 down in the final seconds against Coventry Blaze to win 5-4 in overtime.
In the context of their season, it was arguably their biggest result so far in terms of the manner of how it was achieved.
Since Paul Thompson left, his replacement, Tom Barrasso has started to make his mark on a team that have struggled since the season began.
So, with that success, which was live on FreeSports fresh in the minds, we decided to put the word out and ask if the Steelers, coached by Tom Barrasso, were turning a corner.
Here’s what some of you had to say:
Coach is extremely knowledgable and knows what his teams' identity should be. Turning a corner yes but plenty of hard miles to go.. with 2 new import forwards to come in things look a little brighter!! 👌
— Matt Scholey (@matt_scholey) November 1, 2018
Good to see Steelers players responding well to Tom Barrasso, the improvement is definitely noticed. Ben obviously pleased to be back and to get that winning goal was huge for him. The whole team were so good and it’s great to see see them fighting to a win.
— Dorothy Druce (@mozdot) November 1, 2018
Hopefully, still 2 new forwards required that I’m hopeful will make a real difference.
— Steve Bower (@BowerPowerEvent) November 1, 2018
We certainly look better structured, organised and drilled and seem to have much more confidence and belief. A long way to go but certainly improving.
— Mike Rhodes (@MikeARhodes) November 1, 2018
We couldn’t get much worse… the two new forwards will define us for rest of the season, get two quality guys in and we could make top 6 and be an outsider in playoffs. Still need to be better defensively and on special teams, #81 makes a difference immediately but needs help
— J Thomo (@themagiccap) November 1, 2018
Absolutely Sheffield are on the up. Much better cohesive play with intensity and determination. Cautiously optimistic!!!
— Sarah Steeler (@SarahHelenSaye1) November 1, 2018
Green shoots are appearing. Getting Benny back was an unexpected but massive boost. Just need to find a top sniper or two, cut down the odd man rushes and we’ll really be on to something 🍊 https://t.co/JpKOglGQA5
— Jon (@JayB2789) November 1, 2018
While there was lots of positivity on Twitter, Facebook wasn’t quite as bright and sunny when it came to Steelers’ current situation:
We’ve never been in the title hunt this season. Definitely turning a corner with Barasso, but there’s a lot of work still to be done. Defence is weak, so O’Connor is a help, but he can’t do everything on his own. We need a sniper of a goal scorer as well. Might end up with a decent playoff campaign and make final 4, but there’ll be no silverware heading to Sheffield this season.
Halfway around the corner, Tom is the man but not for a title hunt, Ben is one missing piece, still need 2 others.
They are getting better but are not there yet.
Defence is still a massive issue.
Whistle is a cracking Netty but can be inconsistent. He’s constantly hung out to dry by the defence.
Turned a corner? Without doubt
Title hunt? Not this season
Missing piece? Quite possibly
No, Definitely No and highly unlikely
Meanwhile, Adam wasn’t convinced by the whole debate…
— Adam Temme (@AdamTemme) November 1, 2018
Thanks to everyone who took part. We’ll have another debate for you very soon.
PHOTO: Dean Woolley