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Be Like Holmstrom

from the Mercury News,

Then (Ron) Wilson talked about Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom as a role model for what he would like to see from his players.

“He goes and stands in front of the net. And he gets punched and he gets whacked by the goalie, he gets knocked on his keister and he fights back and he maybe gets a penalty. The next shift, where’s Tomas Holmstrom? Back in front of the net. It might have taken him some time to get comfortable doing that, but because of what the reward is, you have to do that.

“That’s what I want to see. When you do get punched in the head, or they dump it in the corner and you get run on the very first shift of the game, does it affect your second and your third and your fourth shifts?

“Don’t allow anybody’s efforts to get you off your game. That’s what we’re working on.”

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