elvis15 Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 Summary: Just came from speaking to NHL about schedule challenges, reducing length of Eastern road trips (current is 7, next year 6 max and all three NY arenas on one trip) Have to reign in shots and work to get puck while limiting to the outside rather than relying on their goalies Goalies have given us a chance to win, Markstrom stepped up in Miller absence and both played well recently Virtanen scratched wasn't the plan, deviated for other reasons and not ideal, will be back against Boston Young guys have been good away from puck, McCann looked good and has offensive thought process so nice to get opportunity Prust getting chance against former team, want to do right thing for the room sometimes, delicate dance with coach and group in the room Burrows took a shot in the hand but skated today so should be fine and in Prust came in a played good hockey prior to injury, will monitor and a lot of options for how we approach this with the trade deadline With the cap and dollar, may have an affect on the cap and having the salary flexibility will give options for us and with teams that need the flexibility Henrik on 5pm flight today home Sutter shooting for Pittsburgh (old team)? has done a lot of one on one work and getting in a practice will help him, has to be the right spot for him Missed Sbisa on the PK and physically, teams note when there's that presence there Rodin breaking injury after terrific year, were going to go over in next few weeks to see him, will get more info on injury as may be back in March, providing he wants to come back to NHL he's definitely an option for us May not have been physically ready when he came over earlier, different players mature at different times Biega is on the roster now, banged on door and got here the hard way, would go back to Utica and work his tail off every time according to Green, will get on to contract talks with him soon Bonus: Saw a 32 jersey in Brooklyn, but was Brendan Witt, Nassau Coliseum couldn't have been worse but atmosphere was amazing, can't see the net in all spots in Brooklyn but a better situation financially and good atmosphere still but fans are brutally honest in New York All a paraphrase of course, typing quickly but hopefully I captured the essence of it. There haven't been as many threads on these interviews of late, but a couple of good tidbits in this one, with Rodin and Biega, what's happening with Virtanen vs Prust, and the work they continue to do on scheduling. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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