Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: scott nichol
When I arrived at practice this morning, the first thing I looked for was Douglas Murray’s expression. He was smiling again. Sure, maybe someone had just said something funny to him but I thought it was too much of a coincidence that, during the last two practices, he has been smiling a whole lot. I compare this to the tail end of his last recovery: he did not smile, he very clearly expressed frustration until the day he was cleared to play. He doesn’t like not playing and he is not very good at hiding it. Predictably, there’s a veritable glow about him when he knows he will be able to play.
I wonder if having a lousy poker face is a problem for Douglas Murray. I guess it doesn’t much matter, during a game, if you can gauge his mood. What are you going to do about it?
Murray is ready to play (no matter what Woodcroft says, come ON, the guy’s wearing a flashing neon “Good to go!” sign), Couture is probably back, all kinds of good news coming in. If that’s not enough to chase your blues away, what will it take?