Yesterday, a TV reporter suggested that head coach, Mike Babcock had a “warm, gooey spot” inside him. When Babcock asked why – the reporter said, ““For letting Ozzie get his 400th (win) in front of the (home) fans”. Here is Babcock’s response according to Khan(!):
“I never thought much about that. I thought about winning, and Howie’s starting tomorrow. But you guys have brought it to my attention that I should (consider making Osgood’s next start at home), so now I’m going to go back and sit in my office and I’m going to talk to the coaches and I’m going to say, ‘Should we have a warm, gooey spot?’ Is that how you say it, ‘warm, gooey?’“– Mike Babcock
You gotta love Babcock.
Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game against the Bitter Brittle B*tch Blues:
I’m only guessing that Eaves is sitting, because Babs said that Draper will be back in the lineup. I, personally, would have Eaves dressing every single game – but we pay Mike Babcock a lot of money to make tough decisions…and he has my utmost faith.
Meanwhile, Jimmy continues to – at least say- he’s not bothered by tought games like the one on Monday. Studying under the toughest goalie (mentally) in NHL history – Chris Osgood has helped Jimmy gain the peace of mind to wash a bad game off in the showers once it’s done, and let run down the drain to the sewer where it belongs:
“I just need to respond. You don’t dwell on it. Before I went to bed last night it was completely out of my mind.”— Jimmy Howard
Good for you, Jimmy.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues are showing up to town, brittle as ever. There current injury list shows the following players out for tonight’s game:
- Alex Pietrangelo D Upper Body
- Andy McDonald C Concussion
- David Perron LW Concussion
- T.J. Oshie C Ankle
- Paul Kariya LW Concussion
- Roman Polak D Wrist
The Banged-Up Blues, who started the season red-hot, have slid all the way into the Central Division basement.
Let’s keep them there tonight.