"We both knew we were going to have to walk by the Islander locker room, and we were dreading it: having to see all the happy faces, the champagne shampoos, the girlfriends' kisses, the whole scene we wanted so much.
But as we walked by, we didn't see any of that. The girlfriends and the coaches and the staff people were living it up, but the playeres weren't.
Trottier was icing what looked like a painful knee. Potvin was getting stuff rubbed on his shouler. Guys were limping around with black eyes and bloody mouths. It looked more like a morgue than a champion's locker room.
And here we were perfectly fine and healthy. That's why they won and we lost. They took more punishment than we did. They dove into more boards, stuck their faces in front of more pucks, threw their bodies into more pileups. They sacrificed everyting they had.
And that's when Kevin said something I'll never forget He said, 'That's how you win championships'"
-Wayne Greztky, "Gretzky an Autobiography"
Twas an awesome book. And that's the player culture these days. It's just a game where they get paid a lot and meh attitude. Doesn't help the vets take it easy too
It's funny how so many were saying that he has to be re-signed before July 1st.Watching the games this season,he's been nothing short of awful.
Same with Jeff Petry.
Smid's an important piece to our team, and of course he needed to be re-signed right away. Do you want Potter logging those minutes? Didn't think so. He's having a bad game, but he's been better than the rest. Petry's playing like he played most games last year (in my opinion), downright scary. I was enjoying Petry's play this week, he was often our best D-man.
Everything's been bad tonight. Can't win face-offs, can't get any offense going other than the powerplay, taking stupid penalties, can't stop the Flames coming in our zone, can't win any battles.
And now they score. A little too late don't you think?