Ken Gernander 1-on-1

Ken Gernander's young Connecticut Whale team is off to an 0-3-1 start through four games, and the head coach was preaching the importance of hard work and consistent improvement to his players Monday at practice.

After the workout Gernander stopped to chat with BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny about the message to his team, the play of talented rookie Kyle Jean, the positive health update on Dylan McIlrath, and the imminent return to action of goaltender Cam Talbot.

Watch to find out exactly what Gernander had to say, then share your thoughts below.