Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/08/09 at 12:35 PM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,
When things are going south, positive imagery is often a big help.
When Marian Gaborik would slump, he’d watch Gaborik highlights to get his mojo back.
In an attempt to revive the real Martin Havlat, the Wild winger sat alone in front of a television watching some of his goals from last season’s career year in Chicago.
Even though he didn’t score during Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Dallas, Havlat was a much more confident, motivated player. He skated well, shot the puck and schooled defenders.
“It’s not the start I wanted, or we wanted as a team. We win together and lose together,” said Havlat, who has one goal and six assists in 14 games. “But individually, this is probably the worst start I ever had, so it can only get better. I just have to keep working and sooner or later it’ll start coming.”
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