Oh and I guess it was too tough of a building for us tonight.
I'm just WAITING for Pete to slip up and say it during a home game lol, it'll probably happen soon.
This is just people dumping on Pete for anything. Anyone who has followed hockey for more than a day (and I know both of you know), "tough building" is a universal hockey term for a non-sh!t team that plays well at home or any road game against a team you've struggled with. It is used by every coach and player for pretty much ever. Is it kind of lame. Probably. But you'll find it said by any coach that you want coaching the Devils.
Darryl Sutter, on missing a chance to eliminate Chicago: "It's a tough building. Damn near got it."
Quenneville was asked if the Blackhawks took the Wild for granted and lacked effort while in Minnesota. Quenneville snapped back, “No, not at all, this is a good team. It’s something we stressed all year. This is a tough building.”
You’ve got to let your playing do your speaking in these situations, and I think he’s gone into some tough buildings and played pretty well for us,” Ruff said.
"The beginning of the season, with not a lot of practice time, it's not an easy trip," coach Todd McLellan told the team's official website. "We played in some tough buildings.
“This is tough building to play in, especially in the first 10 minutes.”
San Jose leads the NHL with an average of 36 shots a game and has scored in the first minute, six times this season.“San Jose has been deadly in their own building and when you’re playing teams like this, it’s about what we leave on the table,” said Oilers coach Dallas Eakins.
"This is a really tough building," Hitchcock said. "It's a very intimidating building to play in. It seems like the people are right on top of you, and they play hard here. Nashville played really hard tonight."
Bylsma: We have two more wins to get, and we have a tall task going into a tough building against a very good team who is playing well.
"It's part of us putting blocks in our foundation and trying to learn how to win games," MacLean said. "When you can do it in tough buildings like this, those are real, real solid blocks that you can put into your foundation
-"It's a tough building to play in and we knew they'd come out strong, with some of the things that have gone on here," said New York coach John Tortorella.
- “You can’t change it,” Trotz said. “You’ve just got to deal with it. I would’ve loved to get the win tonight against a divisional opponent, but we’ve been pretty good on the road this year. We’ll go into a tough building and win some hockey games.”
- “It’s been a tough building for us to come in and play,” Berube said. “I thought we finally had the patience to beat them in a game.
- Coach Robinson: It is a tough building to play in, but it is actually a good building