BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Coming off a game where the Sabres registered just ten shots on goal, head coach Ted Nolan put his team through a lengthy workout to try and get them back on track.
“I always give our team a ten game grace period,” said head coach Ted Nolan. “You give them a little bit of rope, maybe some with hang themselves. What we saw over the last ten or so games, we saw that…Taking it easy is over now.”
Nolan talked several times after practice, regarding the team’s work ethic.
“If it’s not working, you’re not working hard enough,” said Nolan.
“We got some good characters on this team… sometimes we get caught up in wishing for things to turn around, versus working for things to turn around,” said Nolan.
One of the players he mentioned specifically is Cody Hodgson, who spent Wednesday’s practice skating with the fourth line. Nolan said, Hodgson is close to playing his way into being a healthy scratch.
The Sabres get right back to work tomorrow night, hosting Boston at 7pm.