Yesterday's post game fallout wasn't nearly as bad as you may have expected. Lavs did what any good leader would do- instead of kicking his players (even though they may have needed it) when they were down, he placed blame squarely on himself. [Philly Sports Daily]
“I do feel like there was some hangover for [Sunday] afternoon’s game. You need to look no further than I’m the guy that gives them the time off and the time on,” Laviolette said. “I accept the responsibility for that. … That one’s on me.”
Good move by Lavs. Yelling will only do so much. No one needed to tell the players that they played like shit yesterday- they knew that.
Mike Richards, on the other hand, well, he doesn't like answering the same question over and over again. Sounds like Sam Donnellon asking the question, but I'm not sure on that.
Any of the adversity of last year help you from here on in?
"I mean yeah. I've answered this proably 40 times this year… I'm sure you have some sort of quote in your…"
Never with a four game losing streak.
"We had a ten one two years ago, last year we had some. I'm not going to keep answering the same question every single year."
Listen to it (2:30 mark) via Anthony SanFilippo, after the jump.