Thursday, March 22, 2007

MacTavish does all the talking postgame

After the Avalanche beat the Oilers 5-1 at Rexall Place last night, on Fan Appreciation Night no less, the frustration in Edmonton continues to build. Craig MacTavish was not taking any questions last night post game.

"I'm not going to take any questions because there's not a lot of commentary needed on that game," said MacTavish, who proceeded to make a 79-second statement that summed the evening up perfectly.

"It was disappointing on a lot of levels. On Fan Appreciation Night we got schooled in a lot of areas by a team that's playing very well right now.

"We were inefficient in all three zones. Offensively we didn't get anything done. We didn't threaten much. We turned the puck over. The first shift was maybe the best indicator of things to come - we turned the puck over, I think, three times in the first 13 seconds of the game.

"When you're at a decided skill disadvantage you want to make sure you play a smart game and we started off not playing that way.

"And our biggest weakness was our inability to defend. I don't think we got a stick on a puck below the goal line tonight. We vacated the dangerous areas of the ice and it was disappointing on a lot of fronts. I'm just going to leave it at that."

Source: The Edmonton Sun

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