Somber Canes Hit the Road
To answer a question posed earlier, tempo at today’s practice was high.
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It wasn’t a puckless marathon session or anything like that, but there was plenty of skating, frustrations were evident at times, push ups were done, etc.
That all made for an exceptionally quiet locker room afterwards as the team searches for answers to the flat performances spanning the last two games, both home losses to division opponents.
The main frustration seems to be that the team didn’t rebound from the 5-2 loss to
“The work ethic in the
After the Canes got off to a good start to the year and came back from their season-long road trip with an impressive
”Anytime you lose a couple of games, the next game becomes important,” said Laviolette. “You certainly see ground that you had gained slipping away, so all of the sudden the stakes go up a little bit.”
However, the Thrashers, winners of their last four, might not make it easy.
“We’ll need to execute a lot better than we did,” said Laviolette.
Ray Whitney didn't take part in today's practice, which Laviolette said was mostly for precautionary reasons.