Tampa has an element that came out of a 5-4 overtime defeat with lightning. The Canadians do not have the best team on the ice, but have the desire to fight.
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In a miserable season, watching CH play with intensity and heart is a moral victory. Alex Belzil, along with Rocket de Laval, identified his colleagues as Hobbs, fully capturing the spirit of the group during the clashes between Jesperi Kotkanimi and the hurricanes at the rally.
“It’s not surprising to me with our response, it’s an opportunity for many of the players who have been recalled,” Belzil said. When you enter the NHL, you place the knife between your teeth. Also step out of your comfort zone to make yourself look beautiful and provide your 110%. “
The 30-year-old winger continued: “When you lose training due to injuries or many positive cases of Kovid-19, you have no choice but to turn to team performance.” In the NHL, there is never an easier game. This is a great hearing for most guys. On paper, we do not have such a good team. But we ‘ve seen surprises in the NHL before. “
At 30, Belize is the oldest of the twelve forwards against Lightning. And it would be the same story against “sugarcane”.
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Despite the difficult times in CH, center player Ryan Pohling insisted on playing “with all his heart” and “to maintain a positive atmosphere”.
The Hobbs now have a 7-21-4 record after 32 games. In Tampa on Tuesday, Dominic Ducharm’s team was twenty seconds away from a second consecutive victory, the first of the season.
In the present case, Ducharm has nailed the head of pride to assemble his players.
“When you wear a jersey, you have to play with the heart,” said center Ryan Pohling. When you are in the American League, you want to work hard and show your talent. Now we are excited to be here. We must maintain a positive atmosphere. “
“When you wear a jersey, regardless of the league, you play to win,” Ducharm added. When you have ambitions, you should take advantage of your opportunities. This is what they are striving for. “
Two more cases
CH was taken to a rally in North Carolina with two small passengers. Guardian Caden Primo tested positive for COVID-19 and will be alone in Tampa for the next five days. Five days later, Primouki had the opportunity to complete his quarantine with his parents in New Jersey.
Paul Byron also added his name to the NHL protocol. The younger winger did not get a positive result, but a member of his entourage got it. Byron, who has yet to play a single game this season, is close to playing again after hip surgery in the summer.
“A guy like Paul built his career with his skills, but so did his character,” Ducharm said. It was difficult for him to stay away from the game for long enough to recover from his operation. He was getting closer and he got this bad news. This is doomed. He was ready and excited. That was another obstacle for him, but it was still a matter of time. We can not wait to see him on the ice. “
CH now has eleven players in the COVID-19 protocol. Goalkeeper coach Eric Raymond was also absent due to the virus.
In the absence of Jake Allen and Primou, Samuel Montembult gets a start against Hurricanes. Michael McNiveen will be the goaltender number two.
The NHL and NHLPA have announced that they will reduce the isolation period to ten days for non-feature players. However this new reference does not apply to Canadians because Quebec government rules are more important than the NHL.