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Trotz rips his team: 'Not acceptable'

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08:22 AM ET 04.29 | Barry Trotz couldn't help himself. [Trotz] took the bait, but only because he truly was steaming mad. When asked if he was more than just disappointed but instead mad -- or more -- at the way his team performed in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Predators coach jumped right into a passionate description of his emotions following Thursday's 1-0 loss at Rogers Arena. "Yeah, I am, and I think there is a lot of guys in that room that should be [ticked] off," Trotz said from the podium. "We always talk about winning as a group, and the biggest disappointment you can have is when you have an expectation from someone who you want to go forward with every night and they're letting you down. We had too many passengers, not enough guys pulling on the rope. We are in the Conference Semifinal. Are you kidding me? Not acceptable."

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April 29, 2011  09:18 AM ET

I'm trying to figure out if Nashville just came out flat or if the Nucks were still riding the high from beating Chicago. Either way the score doesn't show how much the Nucks outplayed the Preds.

I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere.

April 29, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Good thing I live in the west cause if I lived in the east I'd have been sound asleep half way through the first period. Get out the cattle prod Barry.

April 29, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm trying to figure out if Nashville just came out flat or if the Nucks were still riding the high from beating Chicago. Either way the score doesn't show how much the Nucks outplayed the Preds. I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere.

Careful...he looks like the type of guy that will show up at your house in the summer holding an axe.

April 29, 2011  10:20 AM ET

I saw the first "clipping" penalty last night. I thought it was good old fashioned hip check that caught Tootoo and flipped him. Certainly no worse then some of those hits where the player ends up being lifted over the boards into the bench.

And Burrows? running over Suter was something to see as well. In some series that would have been a call for charging or some other fabrication. At least the linesmen seemed to drop the puck a little faster this time.

April 29, 2011  10:21 AM ET

The outcome would have been a lot worse if it wasn't for Rinne.

April 29, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I saw the first "clipping" penalty last night. I thought it was good old fashioned hip check that caught Tootoo and flipped him. Certainly no worse then some of those hits where the player ends up being lifted over the boards into the bench.

And Burrows? running over Suter was something to see as well. In some series that would have been a call for charging or some other fabrication. At least the linesmen seemed to drop the puck a little faster this time.

WTF, you have to remember the NHL is cracking down on hits to the hip.

April 29, 2011  10:31 AM ET
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WTF, you have to remember the NHL is cracking down on hits to the hip.

Right I forgot about that. Where do they stand on hits to the head or hits from behind. Are those still okay?

April 29, 2011  11:04 AM ET
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Right I forgot about that. Where do they stand on hits to the head or hits from behind. Are those still okay?

Those really depend on the weather, the time, and what Coly's cat had for breakfast.

April 29, 2011  11:04 AM ET

They played like they had a case of the Trotz.

April 29, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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. I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere.

Funny, and true.

April 29, 2011  11:09 AM ET

The Preds were as flat as Kate Middleton's chest for the first 2 periods.

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April 29, 2011  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Good thing I live in the west cause if I lived in the east I'd have been sound asleep half way through the first period. Get out the cattle prod Barry.

In other news the Preds plane just landed this morning, and they want to know if they missed anything. They really didn't show much in round 1 either.

April 29, 2011  12:08 PM ET

I look at Trotz and see Catface Meowmers. He kind of looks like Garfield's distant cousin.

Not the KGB.

April 29, 2011  12:09 PM ET

"I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere."


Maybe his real name is Trotzky?

April 29, 2011  12:14 PM ET

Also Rinne > Luongo. If the rest of Nashville's team wakes up, he could win the series for them with the kind of saves he made last night.

April 29, 2011  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere.

Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes. The orange clad orangutan guy who told Chuck Heston he'd be sorry....

April 29, 2011  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Also Rinne >>>>>> Luongo.

Yup.

April 29, 2011  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

"I look at Trotz and think: A KGB post is missing a Station Chief somewhere."Maybe his real name is Trotzky?

Hadn't thought of that. Hmmm. We better watch this speculation. Don't open any packages you get in the next couple days without checking the return address.

 
April 29, 2011  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I saw the first "clipping" penalty last night. I thought it was good old fashioned hip check that caught Tootoo and flipped him. Certainly no worse then some of those hits where the player ends up being lifted over the boards into the bench.

That was just a good old fashioned hip check, the kind every defensemen loved to throw back in the day. They have really neutered the sport haven't they? The next thing you know they're going to be calling people in for disciplinary hearings because someone flopped after he ran into him. Wait . . . . . What?

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