“My message to our guys is you’ve got to suck it up, got to fight through it,” Cooper continued. “And if they’re bringing it, you’ve got to bring a gun to a knife fight. That’s how it has to go. So to get on them, we have to be better.” Cooper
That has got to be some of the most incoherent babble I've heard from a coach in a long time. "And if they’re bringing it, you’ve got to bring a gun to a knife fight" What the hell is he talking about?
I think he's talking about getting 8 or 9 power plays tonight or something.
Maybe just maybe Backes, Reaves will become available now.
But I'm absolutely shocked the Blues should be a team that's made for the playoffs they have the size, grit and physicality but once again goaltending has let them down. May have been the last game for Ken Hitchcock as a Blues coach.
Just goes to show you that size, grit, and physicality aren't the be-all and end-all of playoff hockey. Sometimes speed and puck movement and scoring are, you know, sort of important and stuff.
The Blues were so slow today it was almost disgraceful. And Allen was terrible. There's your series in a nutshell.
true but now it's highly likely that they both will, like I said we aren't playing Chicago anymore, and if the Habs let Ottawa back in then do we even have to play the Sens? With the WC would rags get em?
Stays within the division. Rangers play the Caps/Islanders.
What I can't handle is Johnson going into the boards like he was dead on mild contact with Glendenning and the bulls*** that ensued. Luke gets rag-dolled from behind, hurts his hand, and that diving little midget has his way for the next 6 minutes and OT. Why can't these teams win without resorting to tactics?
I think it is foolish to believe there is some magical combination of lines that suddenly turns this team into a top tier force...we simply lack the depth and personnel to compete with the Lightning, especially given how inept our top young guys like Sheahan, Tatar and Nyquist have looked.
There have been teams in the past that have beaten the Wings that have lacked the depth and personnel ON PAPER to compete with them.
This Wings team lacked the depth and personnel to beat Anaheim in 2013, but they did. This is essentially the same team only they're supposed to be better. Unless you consider losing Brunner a major blow to depth.
All I'm saying is there most certainly is room for magical combinations in this series and it can make a difference. That and maybe Mrazek.
Not going to happen although I would like it if Babcock walks. Koala is not going from one retooling organization to another
I find it funny that you have no problem stating that Tippett is going to be fired (something that is impossible), yet you have no porblem saying that McLellan coming to Detroit is "not going to happen" (something that is quite possible). Get real.
Also, I hate to break it to you, but your beloved Beastly Bears of the East have some retooling to do themselves, and have just demonstrated by firing their GM that they treat their staff like crap, and show zero loyalty. Why would McLellan or anyone want any par of that?
McDavid under the Koala watch out NHL western conference
said someone 5 years from now, if Edmonton are lucky.