Post-Game — Game 8: Idaho @ Trenton

After the game, Trenton Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky was rubbing his eyes while trying to break down his team’s latest loss.

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think he was waking up from a nightmare.

Unfortunately for him, he’d just got done watching 60 minutes of hockey that couldn’t have felt much different.

“We played a hard game in Elmira last night and we just didn’t have much jump today at all,” Kowalsky said.

“I thought they did a great job of clogging up the neutral zone and held the blue line in their end well.  We just didn’t want to dump it and go get it.  I don’t know if we had much gas to do it.”

Inexperience and injuries certainly aren’t helping matters, at least according to the head coach.

“We’ve got four D — three are rookies — and we had nine guys in the stands tonight,” Kowalsky said.

“It’s not an excuse, it’s a fact of life.  There’s nothing we can do about it.  We’ve got a week, but I don’t know if anybody will be back or not, to tell you the truth.  We’ll see.”

Notes: Kowalsky was hoping to have D Gord Burnett available today, but was not able to get Burnett cleared to play.  According to Kowalsky, Burnett was acquired for future considerations…Kowalsky did not have an idea regarding when or if G Jeff Frazee would return to the team.

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4 Responses to “Post-Game — Game 8: Idaho @ Trenton”

  1. titans04 Says:

    We were outta gas but Idaho was playing their 4th game in 5 nights on a long road trip. If it’s not an excuse coach don’t throw that garbage out there.

  2. TrentonDevils Says:

    The real excuse is that there’s too many guys hurt. Nobody was injured tonight but I didn’t see Bletzer or Thomassian out there for the third, which shows that they’re reluctant to have inexperienced players out there for crunch time. Let’s hope more bodies heal up and more depth comes into the Capital City.

  3. titans04 Says:

    Yep you’re right, should have stuck with the we ran out of talent based on all the injuries. Bletzer and especially Thomassian looked terrible in warm-up for what it’s worth.

  4. Tdevilsfan Says:

    And forget about help from Lowell as they’re busy furnishing players for equally snakebit NJ.

    A big double helping of Not Good.

    And we’ve just gotten started!!!!

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