Andy Murray knows a lot about hockey. You can go ahead and ask him about that sometime.
Maybe you haven’t heard about how Andy Murray gets things done. Getting a team with a ludicrous amount of injuries to key players into the playoffs last year? Yeah, that’s him.
Andy Murray is a brilliant coach. Know how he keeps his guys motivated? He tells them they suck. Really. He makes up brilliant sayings all the time, like, “Arrogance breeds complacency and complacency means you are going backwards.” Don’t want that, can’t have that. Not on this Blues team.
Andy Murray is an excellent communicator. How does he let guys know about line assignments? He leaves a note under their door while they sleep. That lets his guys know that he’s thinking about what’s best for the team and possibly them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 362 days a year. Those other three days? That’s what he calls “Andy Time.”
Andy Murray is going to let you know how things are going regardless of the situation. He’s not afraid to do that if that’s what you’re thinking. No star player on his team’s gonna be hot-doggin’ it out there, taking long shifts when the team is down a goal inside two minutes to go. Just because he gives the team the best chance to score doesn’t mean he’s better or worse than anyone else on the team. If he’s taking ice time from BJ Crombeen then he’s being selfish. We’re lookin’ at you, Berglund and Perron. Hat trick or no, you gotta let a veteran like Jay McClement get time too.
Andy Murray is taking this goddamn team to the goddamn playoffs whether they goddamn like or not. That’s why they laid an absolute beating on the Vancouver Canucks *cough*ledbyandrewraycroft*cough* tonight. He gets his boys ready to go 100 percent of the time. No question. And that’s where he gets that unduly smug self-satisfaction.
Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0
Oh yeah, the Bruins are on a straight-up hot streak these days. Lost to the Habs in a shootout, beat the Sabres, and then beat the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins tonight. Five points from three games, no matter which way you slice it. Headin’ back to Wintown, baby! At least, that’s what I gathered on Twitter.
Minnesota 5, Toronto 2
Wait a minute, since when do the Leafs lose in regulation? Since when does Jonas Gustavsson suck again? This is insane. Just when I was climbing on the Leafs bandwagon again. Oh wait Phil Kessel scored? I’m back in.
Calgary 1, Montreal 0
Congrats to Miikka Kiprusoff for getting NHL win No. 200 and shutout No. something-I-can’t-be-bothered-to-look-up. And Jarome Iginla scored the only goal of the game, which was assisted by Craig Conroy. It’s like 2004 all over again. Hmm, I am still missing a Ville Nieminen-type though. I need to find a talentless Finnish forward to piss everybody off. Where will I EVER find one of those on this current Flames roster?
Ottawa 4, Edmonton 3 (SO)
Whoa this must’ve been a slugfest. I only saw Dustin Penner’s shootout attempt. It went exactly like you would have thought a Dustin Penner shootout attempt would go.
Nashville 3, San Jose 3 (or whatever the final score was.. I need to go to bed)
Did you know Marcel Goc played for the Preds? I had no idea. Go figure.