Mielenkiintoinen kerroinnousu. Massat hakkaa alas, sitten alkaa nousu. Miksi? Massat muuttaa mieltään kun tieto Bennin ja Goligoskin pelaamisesta leviää vai jossain luotetaan omiin arvioihin isolla rahalla....
Goligoskikin tulee matsiin suoraan koneesta ilman treenin treeniä. Mutta on toki hyvä lisä heikkoon Stars puolustukseen. Dallas ei menettänyt Nealissä juurikaan koska hyviä ja päteviä paikkaajia löytyy leveästä hyökkäyspäästä mm. Bennin muodossa. Lemaire oli leikannut aamujäät lyhyemmäksi koska porukka oli ollut väsynyt tms. Twitteristä "Henrik Tallinder: "Yesterday was a travel day. Maybe the guys were a little tired. We didn't look that sharp this morning. He cut it short.about 5 hours ago via web"
Voi jumalauta noita NHL-neitien mussutuksia. Toivotaan että Lemaire osaa hommansa.
DALLAS -- The Devils may be on an impressive 15-1-2 run, but they managed to anger coach Jacques Lemaire with a poor practice on Monday and a worse morning skate today.http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2011 ... uts_d.html
Lemaire cut the morning skate short and held a closed-door meeting in which he voiced his displeasure with the team's attitude.
"You've got to be blind not to see it. They couldn't make a pass. They couldn't do nothing," Lemaire said after the skate at the American Airlines Center. "I might change some guys (in the lineup) because of what happened this morning."
Defenseman Henrik Tallinder said: "He cut (the skate) short. He wasn't too happy with our mindset."
It started on Monday. The Devils were supposed to have a day off after flying to Dallas from New Jersey. However, after landing at Love Field, Lemaire called a practice at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.
It didn't go well.
"Nope. I thought we were in Hawaii on vacation, but there is no team there," Lemaire said. "Forget the last two practices."
The players offered their view.
"Yesterday was a travel day. Maybe the guys were a little tired," Tallinder suggested. "We didn't look that sharp this morning."
Patrik Elias said: "We traveled four hours yesterday and went right on the ice. You can't get loosened up," he said.
They had a full practice on Monday. That was not the case with the morning skate today.
"Sometimes we do drills where we're not exactly sure what we're doing," Elias said. "I think this is more so that we don't get comfortable, which is fine."
Travis Zajac said: "We were pretty much done (on the ice) and I think he was fed up with us."
Perhaps this is Lemaire trying to keep his players on their toes, guarding against a letdown. Or, as he has called it, a dip.
"When things are going well, you want to keep it going well," Rod Pelley said. "Jacques being the leader, he's nipping it in the bud. We've got to work harder to keep things rolling."
What, exactly, is Lemaire worried about?
"It's my job to worry and I can't tell," he answered.
Asked about maintaining the urgency to make the playoffs, Lemaire said: "I'm looking for these guys to play their best hockey. That's what I'm looking for. If you make it, you make it. If you don't make it, you don't make it. But play your best hockey. That's all."