Agreed. Farnham came out like his hockey shorts were on fire. High energy, chirping away, getting in peoples faces. The Devils dont really have anyone like this. It really lifts your team and gets everyone fired up. He reminds me of Sacratini.
I didnt say Cardiff played a physical game!!
You are Andrew Lord and your coaching the Cardiff Devils.
1) One of your players legally hits a player into the boards
2) The referee calls a penalty
3) You have a fairly good idea that from this point forward the officials are going to call every...
I never said that. I am not refuting that. Yes there have been penalties for hooking, slashing, tripping etc.
What I am stating, in this example, is that the team played physically and our player performed a legal check. The then referee called a penalty for it. This has happened more than once...
A number of you are complaining that Cardiff are not physical enough. They start playing physically , as described above, and end up in the penalty box. You actually want them to continue to play physically and spend the entire night in the box? Yeah that'll work.
The officials in this...
JD I also thought this interview was excellent. Lord did give some honest answers here. As he indicated in the interview, there are a few players carrying injuries right now. Between this and the way officials are calling the game currently is perhaps why the physicality has dropped off.
Too many times this season we've seen missed assignments on a breakout when the opposition has turned over the puck and rushed over our blueline. Normally on a three on two situation. You cant blame the defence for this as there is always a third man with space.
The home game against...
Maybe he realised what life would be like in the 'real world'. Getting a job. Paying bills. I am sure it was an easy decision for him: 'Screw this!! Actually forget what I said. I am gonna go back to playing hockey!!'