Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:44 PM
This was taken from a blog about Barry Trotz's press conference after the morning skate today. The question about whether or not they knew before Game 2 was asked here (and I wondered about it myself), so I thought I would share.
Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz, while answering another question, offered up the following:
ďIíll throw this out because I think itís been asked on a lot of shows. We did not know before game two. We found out after game two. Hell would have had to freeze over if they would have played in game two if I would have known before. Plain and simple. Thatís how I am, thatís how the management team is and thatís how the Nashville Predators are run.
ďThereís been a lot of speculation that we knew and thatís a bunch of crap. We didnít. I just wanted to throw that out there because itís been asked a lotÖ but never to me.Ē
Radulov, the teamís leading scorer in the playoffs (six points), and Kostitsyn, tied for the team lead in playoff goal scoring (3), will both sit out game three and Coach Trotz fired a warning shot about game four.
ďWith our situation,Ē Trotz said. ďTonight, if (they) get it done, I would expect that Iíd probably go back with the same group. The group that gets it done.Ē