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Kick the cat, or the goalie

Of ending Detroit’s record-setting home win streak, Todd McLellan said:

“There have been a lot of teams that came in and tried to do it. Some have come extremely close, others haven’t,” McLellan said. “We’re going to take our kick at the cat and see what we can do.” -Working the Corners

Was Todd McLellan’s peculiar choice of words a malapropism or a Freudian slip? Could it be both?  Cats, unlike cans, are famous for quick, evasive action. There’s a high likelihood that the cat is unharmed and the kicker ends up on his caboose.  Is that what McLellan is trying not to think about?

Beating Detroit will not be easy, it hardly ever is with or without a winning streak on the line. McLellan has been slow to say who the starting goalie will be. I really don’t think it matters right now.

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  Tags: antti+niemi, douglas+murray, goalies, joe+pavelski, joe+thornton, malapropism

Get a little crazy

Marleau, Pavelski and Niemi are the first on the ice.  Marleau sprinkles pucks around one end of the rink, gives the bag to Niemi, who takes it to the other end.  Pavelski and Marleau start shooting, others come out on the ice.

McGinn begins doing goalie drills with Niemi, while others do shooting and tipping drills.

I check Twitter.  When I look up, Marleau and Pavelski have left.  It’s an optional skate I guess.

Boyle is there, smiling.

Clowe is there too, visorless. I think he looks sheepish without it but I must be projecting, imagining he knows he should wear one.  I’m sure he doesn’t think so.  I hope his head is as hard as it seems.  Sigh.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, crazy, goalies, grit, james+sheppard, ray+emery, tommy+wingels

The glass and other things we’ll probably see more and less of

Thanks, Brodie, it was nice to get some attention for the new glass and boards system at HP.  I agree that we will see a lot more game and a lot less stanchion.  I’m not sure it will provide as much of a home ice advantage as suggested in Brodie’s article. 

“They are more lively,” Sharks captain Joe Thornton told me. “It will be a nice home ice advantage, you know we’ll get used to those boards.  It’s going to be good for us.” -Sharks Talk

 

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  Tags: boards, brent+burns, brodie+brazil, glass, goalies, hp+pavilion, thomas+greiss

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