Throughout the lockout, many blogs are doing fake recaps of the games that should’ve been taking place. I’ve decided to go another route by doing real recaps…of the games that happened on that date one year ago.
I’m going to be completely honest to start this recap – I don’t remember a single thing about this game other than the post game press conference by Tortorella which lasted all of 23 seconds as he made the quote in the title.
In looking up the recap, which you can see here if you really want to, I remember why he said that. Not only did the boys get shutout 2-0 by the Oilers, they got outshot 27-19. The Oilers were a young team with an average goalie in net and all the boys could muster were 19 shots? You can understand why Torts was pissed.
I know some people were pissed at him for his press conference and if I was a journalist, I would be too. That said, as a fan I was hysterical and actually glad he did it. There was no reason to dissect this game. Nothing good came out of it and I wouldn’t be surprised if they tossed the tape before leaving the arena. Every team has bad nights. The Rangers did on October 22, 2011.
So rather than trying to find something to discuss about this game, I’m going to make this recap short and leave you with video of Torts’ infamous press conference:
Yep, that about says it all. Onto Winnipeg boys…