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Friday, November 03, 2006

We must begin to work hard

We haven’t had any ice back in Bossier City, so we’ve been up here in Tulsa for the past few days getting ready for tonight’s game against the Oilers.

Forbes MacPherson and Karlis Zirnis flew back in to be with the team yesterday. Forbie was in Canada after the death of his father and Karlis had some more things to take care of back in Nashville.

Musky ran us through some pretty hard practices the past couple of days. He’s trying to get our worth ethic going. He wants us to have a high standard. We’ve been one of the hardest-working teams in the league and it’s won us a lot of hockey games.

We got a little outworked in Memphis and he saw that as a problem, so we’re getting our work boots on, our hard hats on and getting back to Mudbugs hard-working hockey.

It starts in practice, the little things. In practice we have 60-80 pucks on the ice, but when we did our drills we only had one. If a player loses a puck, has to stop on and go get that puck, he can’t pick up another one. It’s just a drill we work on and get rid of bad habits and not take the easy way out. It gets things done and gets points on the board.

Get an experienced guy like Forbie, it gives us such a big lift. I think he’s excited to get back at it it. We have a lot of young guys that look up to him. He’s going to be a big part of this team and winning this year.

Right now we are working on communication in our D zone. We’ll start with the D zone, then go to the neutral zone and then focus on the offensive zone. But right now we have to take it one step at a time. It just takes a little time. I think the young guys are catching on pretty quick and hopefully we’ll have a good weekend and everything works out for us.

We went to the mall. I hate that. I’ve seen every mall in this league. They are all the same and they aren’t getting better. Once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.


Blogger PeterGabucci said...

Good luck tonight in Tulsa, Dan. I'll be listening to every minute of the game. Things will start to gel soon for you guys. See ya at CenTel when you guys get home. Have a great game!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Jeffery Clark said...

All of us appreciate the time that you devote to your blog.
All the best to the boys!


10:44 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Did you buy us something at the mall?

12:50 PM  

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