: Injury Report:
Lundqvist not practicing, but no goaltender recalled
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03-19-2011, 12:26 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
The thing that pisses me off is that everyone on the team was OK with it. Including the coach.
"Its a hockey play"
It is, but what you need to say is "we won't stand for guys running our franchise goaltender" and back it up.
"He's a tough guy, he'll be OK"
Teams run Lundqvist because nobody, except Sauer, has the balls to defend Lundqvist.
The next guy that goes near Lundqvist needs to be beat down. Plain and simple.
I don't care if that guy is laying on the ice after running through Lundqvist, pick him up and pound his face.
Keep allowing guys to charge Lundqvist, and they'll keep doing it.
This is why McIlrath was drafted. 100%. And why he was signed. And why he will be given a legitimate shot in camp.
Exude a soft attitude toward other teams running your goaltender, and they'll treat you like your soft.
Take the two minutes, five minutes or what ever it is. Set an example. "You can not run our goaltender" period, no exceptions. Hockey play or not. Its not acceptable.
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