Coach Murray: ‘I screwed up’ Preparing for St. Louis

OK, so fan-gate is behind us now.

Los Angeles Kings coach Terry Murray re-addressed his comments on the booing last night here.

Let’s move on…

They say if you don’t learn from your mistakes (and/or history), you’re bound to repeat things in the future.

As such, after practice today Murray provided some thoughts on the Blues going 4-0 against the Kings this season and specifically the loss last night…

Murray – “They play a hard game. They play gritty and we’re not matching the intensity. That’s probably the bottom line. The other part of it too, in that game last night, is when you come back after four games and the way we dug in with the physical effort and the emotional effort that we had to put into it (the road trip), there’s really not a lot left to draw on when you only have one day off. I think I screwed up. I think we should have practiced (note: Wednesday’s scheduled practice was cancelled by Murray late Tuesday night). I think I should have brought the team to the rink for a 30-minute skill session only. Just to keep your mind in it, keep your body going, flush the legs out. I have to take a lot of responsibility for that. I think with a young hockey club, especially, it’s very easy to take that sigh of relief again coming off the road and say ‘Now it’s going to be a little bit easier,’ when it only gets harder.”

Still more to come later.

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