Q: Do you have any favorite inspirational or motivational sayings that you’ve picked up from other coaches or generals or anything?
A: Lou Lamoriello gave me a book the first day I was on the job here of Vince Lombardi quotes, I could read those all day long. There’s something for every day and every problem you’ve got
Didn't he give Dean one of these, too? Is this like a part of a "welcome to my family" package?
#NJD DeBoer was asked what he'd say to anyone disappointed that there`s no NY-LA series: "tough luck".
Not sure why any informed fan would be lamenting it anyway. The quality of the hockey will be far better with us in it. And the ratings won't take nearly as much of a hit as people would assume. NYC is a big market, but as the ratings for the Winter Classic showed, it isn't really a hockey mad place that will drive the ratings.
Puck Daddy has been running a series of articles comparing various aspects of each team, and they've picked the Kings in every single one for increasingly flimsy and nonsensical reasons. For example, they just compared captains, and Brown got the nod over Parise because they simply looked at +/- and assumed that Brown is miles better defensively. Good Lord.
Jesus even Chere is picking Kings to win this series.
Chere is a tool. Heard him on NHL Home Ice towards the end of the Rangers series and he sounded like a Rangers homer, it was really nauseating. Don't remember him being like that in the past, it's weird.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
Torts on WFAN at 3 and ESPN 1050 at 3:30 PM. It will be interesting to hear him finally liberated, as opposed to those guarded, one word pressers. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if he picked us against the kings.
Quick is a beast right now. But he's definitely got more holes than Lundqvist does.
St. Louis and Phoenix don't have great offenses. And Vancouver was missing their leading scorer. I think we have the best offense the Kings will be facing.
Agreed. I think since we solved Lundqvist, Quick will be easier. Lundqvist plays so deep in net and is so disciplined in terms of his style that you really need to create ugly, unconventional goals. Secondly, the rangers clog so many shooting lanes. I think we can score on Quick. But I think the kings will score on Marty as well. I expect more total goals than what people expect.