|Hitch Working the Bench in Days of Yore|
The risk for Hitch is that he believes that is a representative result against his group, or that it resulted from a lack of effort on their part. Perhaps a shade of understandable over confidence, but not an effort deficit. The CBJ put 7 goals past two pretty good goalies tonight. Since we averaged 1.3 goals per game (gpg) in the prior 3 games, forgive me if I don't start polishing my faux Stanley Cup. A smart and experienced hockey coach like Hitch will write it off as one of those things that happen to all teams.
Another risk for Hitch is that he over does 'beating' on a team that probably really doesn't need it. The Blues are a really good team. They are cruising for the Cup playoffs in the central division, and you want to save that card (if you are Hitchcock) until the playoffs, when that jolt from the coach may make a real difference.
Tonight was 'best tryer' night for the CBJ. Everything they did ended up with a CBJ goal somewhere along the way, and everybody gets a trophy. How cool.
But the Blues are poised for a Cup run, and personally, I wish them well. I'd love to see Hitch get another Stanley Cup.