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Blues May Have Met Their Match

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

This is not a series being won with skill and strategy, but rather with hunger and discipline, which is all the more frustrating for a team that lived on those qualities all year long.

Being beaten at your own game is no fun.

“I think the frustration is we’re getting done to us what we’ve done to teams all year,” said Hitchcock. “We were frustrating the opposition, discouraging them. Now we’re getting it done to us and we didn’t react very well.

“We have to learn to fight through this stuff. I think we’ve gotten discouraged at times and got off the plan at times because of it.”

While the Blues are talking about how they’re beating themselves, how they still haven’t played their best game, most impartial observers believe the reason for LA’s 3-0 in simple: The Kings are a better team.


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NickLidstrom's avatar

In this article and in most of Hitchock’s interviews after going down 3-0 the Blues and their coach speak as if there is nothing they can do and they’ve already lost the series. I guess they truly believe they have.

Posted by NickLidstrom from a Higher Ground on 05/05/12 at 09:23 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Robert Tychkowski shows the same knack for stating the stupidly obvious as he does for stating the plain stupid.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/05/12 at 10:25 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I disagree that the Kings are winning on heart alone. There is no doubt that everyone has bought in, but Richards, Kopitar, Brown, Stoll, et al are , I think, showing a high skill level, making impressive plays that have heed carry the day.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/05/12 at 10:56 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

All this…plus Karma is kicking the BBBBBBB fans fully in the crotch.

And I love it.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/06/12 at 03:12 AM ET

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