Coach Noel – Desperate times call for desperate measures (moving Buff up front). Is his heart in it? What is the challenge in switching position? Reasons for the move. Dustin has resisted playing forward, where is his head at? Switching up the lines. Monitoring minutes. Getting O’Dell an opportunity to produce. Refreshing the lineup. Kane injury news. Sick players (Wheeler/Ladd) better? Is he happy with Zach Bogosian’s growth/development?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
On Buff at forward: “He can have an impact on the game.”
On the lines “If we are going to move in any direction we have got to get our work boots on. That’s the first thing. I don’t care where you are playing. We have got to win battles. We got to get to the hard areas and we have to win in the hard areas.”
On Kane: “Evander looks like he may not be a player in the game.” “It’s a hand issue”.
On Zach Bogosian’s play: “I think this year he has played ok. I don’t think it has been his best year so far but we are only half was through”.