Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/15/13 at 12:47 PM ET
Scott Burnside is embedded with the St. Louis Blues, traveling on their three-game, five-night road trip to Detroit, Calgary and Vancouver.
CALGARY, Alberta -- The visiting coaches' room at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary is a first cousin to a broom closet.
By the time the St. Louis Blues' coaching staff and their bags and computers are in the room, there is quite literally no room for anyone to turn around. After changing for a late-afternoon practice following a four-hour flight from Detroit, the coaches' clothes end up hanging from door jams and cords powering laptops are snaking into the tiny washroom attached to the room.
"Do we want to do video or get on the ice and just practice? It's been a long day," head coach Ken Hitchcock asks his staff.
The coaches agree that the video can wait until Friday, when they will face the hometown Calgary Flames in the second of a three-game road trip, so the team hits the ice for a 45-minute skate.
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