Martin St.-Louis was not on his first rodeo. As a player, he looked to pack up a team of teammates during the trading deadline. Monday, he lived in a completely different role today. And more.
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“It’s the hardest day for the players, but despite my short six weeks of experience, I can tell you it’s hard for the coaches as well,” the Laval resident said at 2: 3 after this heartbreaking defeat.
“I love my players. These are the guys you form a work relationship with. In St. Louis you will see how they give you some. The guys who leave, they stay in touch with the other players. But this is not the case with coaches. ⁇
Now that this stressful day for everyone is over, St. Louis and its players can definitely look forward to it. They will be able to take full advantage of the last five weeks and the last 19 games of the season to lay the foundations for the next campaign.
“We have a year left to work on our plan with the guys in place. The head coach said we will not start from the beginning of next year. We need to use the last month to get the momentum going. So it will be a very important month.”
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However, this is not an easy task. Hobbs fired five players, including Tyler Tofoli and Ben Chiarot. Instead, he got seven options, three chances and two players who only worked to fill the jerseys.
Neither Jordan Harris nor Justin Baron (bought in place of Arthuri Lehkonen) arrived at the end of the season, and no big supporting elements appeared.
“It simply came to our notice then. We kept playing the same way. We