Go on, or go home.
By the way, I didn’t mean to give you the idea that Torts didn’t answer any questions before the game. He did talk about whether the mindset was any different today that it has been lately.
“They’re loose, they’re confident, and they should be,” he said. “Again, this isn’t the playoffs. It has been kind of our playoffs the last little while, just trying to climb the hill to get to the game where you have the opportunity to get in. To me that’s the most difficult time to try to get yourselves through. They deserve a lot of credit for grinding through and getting to this opportunity. Now they just need to go out and play.”
Oh, and before he stormed off after the last question, he added a “My God.”
Could have been a lot worse.
I was reading that 88 points will be the lowest total to qualify for the playoffs since the Bettman Bonus Point for losing a skills competition was instituted in 2005. And two teams will have 88. I told you it was the Leastern Conference.
Just had a nice chat with the Captain, and by Captain, I mean No. 11.
Also spoke to Dave Brown. The perfect example of how the toughest, meanest hockey players are almost always the nicest, most polite and respectful people in the game. Man, he was a monster when he wore No. 21. Such a good guy now.