Friday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Barry Trotz not happy with David Backes, Andy Murray angry with his team, Jarome Iginla denies challenging the whole Canadiens bench and Coyotes players give away free tickets to fans at mall

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers on November 13, 2009 — 4 Comments

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  • Bob Roberts

    “Bob Murray says Randy Carlyle’s job not in danger…”

    Oh no, the fabled “vote of confidence/kiss of death”. Say goodnight, Randy…

    “Paul Kariya admitted that he was disappointed to be taken off the power play last week by coach Murray.”

    Oh no, not another player sounding off…

    “Ken Hitchcock wasn’t the happiest with Steve Mason’s comments the other day.”

    Oh no (Bonus Edition), a coach sounding off about a goaltender sounding off…

    “Miikka Kiprusoff doesn’t want to make a big deal of his return to old form.”

    Remember James Cybulski and his “Kiprusoff is struggling” bit? Maybe one or two other teams would like to have a goalie who has struggled his way to 10 wins in 14 games and .917/2.49 numbers.

    “We’re not a mentally strong team that goes and gets points … we’re letting them get away,” says Oilers coach Pat Quinn.

    I’ve lost count, how many call-outs — individually or collectively — is that?

  • Agree on Quinn but he is trying to figure out that team.

    Kiprusoff has been terrible the past couple seasons but this season he is back to old form.

    I trust Bob Murray on Carlyle.

    Kariya isn’t the only guy struggling on the Blues. In fact, the whole team has been bad, and I woudn’t take his comments as sounding off.

  • Bob Roberts

    “Kiprusoff has been terrible the past couple seasons but this season he is back to old form.”

    Hmm…would there be any connection with who stood behind the bench those two seasons? Nah, Kipper just suddenly remembered how to play goal this season…