Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/02/12 at 06:58 PM ET
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
It’s the ’99 Dallas Stars all over again, only they’ve moved to Missouri.
Hitch in St. Louis, Darryl Sutter in L.A., throw in Phoenix’s Dave Tippett for good measure ... they’re dragging hockey back to the dead-puck era. Suffocating defence, unadventurous offence, happy to win 1-0.
Only one problem, Hitchcock said Thursday. It’s just not true.
Not these Blues. Not on purpose.
“It’s really ill-informed,” said the affable elder statesman—how is that possible?—among National Hockey League coaches, who somehow got to be 60 years old while we weren’t looking.
“To me, when I hear that comment, that tells me people don’t watch the game. If people bitch about this, then they should bitch about the Olympic team because it’s the same terminology, the same philosophy, the same set of buzzwords.”
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