Monday, May 9, 2011

Just One

"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. but sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can."
Vince Lombardi

After the Nashville Predators dropped game 4 to the Vancouver Canucks to trail in the series 3-1, Head Coach Barry Trotz framed the task ahead as not having to win 3 games, but just one. Fail to win that one, and the other two games did not matter.

The Predators have won one, and now face the Canucks back in Nashville for another backs against the wall, have to win game.


Just one.

Just one is going to take dipping deep into the personal and collective reservoirs of will. We as your fans have seen you do this all season. This one is different, though. This is for your playoff lives. So you go deeper, reach farther, push harder than you have done at any time this season.

Just one means that the sweater you wear is a sign of the bond and commitment to your mates that you are putting it all on the line tonight. You are bound by a will to win and a willingness to lay it on the line for the other guys in that locker room.

Just one means this: you will not get outworked; you will leave it all on the ice every shift; and you will play Predator hockey.

No excuses.

No holding back.

Just one.

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