Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/20/12 at 12:18 PM ET
from Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea,
Todd McLellan made all the adjustments a coach can possibly make between Games 3 and 4 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series, but the one change he needed to make, he couldn’t.
As a result, he left HP Pavilion and headed east with his team, this quote ringing in the rafters:
“We have to feel good about the way we played, (and) s—-ty about the results.”
Yes, the St. Louis Blues won again, 2-1. Yes, they lead in the series 3-1. Yes, one goal came on a power play, and one came in the aftermath of another. Yes, the better team won again.
But having changed all four of his lines, having tweaked the penalty kill, having gotten snippy at Wednesday’s practice, and in general having emptied out the coach’s traditional bag of tricks, he and the Sharks came up with deuces and treys again. They are now left with only platitudes to toss into the air in hopes that one will catch a zephyr to God’s ears.
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