Coach Maurice – Status of Setoguchi (under the weather) and Kane (“not there yet, a deep cut). Stringing some wins together, does he have the prescription? Focus on other teams or focus on his team? Talk about the Flames. His practice style. Assessment of draft picks. Getting to know the players. Concept of excellence.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
On putting wins together – “We gotta get to the point that we understand the game that we are going to play before the puck drops”.
On putting wins together cont – “The 5-1 win didn’t tell you that I’m a good coach. It told you that there was a lot of emotion, that we harnessed that emotion”.
On team’s focus on Flames – “We just won 5-1. So right now in that room they are thinking we might win 7-1 next game and we have got to make sure as a staff that we do everything we possibly can to make sure that isn’t the mentality or we will lose”.
On his style in practice – “My voice is out of shape….I’ve been sucking Halls like nobody’s business”.