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Mike Cammalleri: "I don't really feel frustrated."

May 18, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

Brian Compton of
NHL.com
has some Mike Cammalleri quotes from after the Canadiens’
loss to the Flyers, and if the rest of the Habs share his outlook you
wonder if this team needs to adopt a bit more of a killer instinct.
Overall, the leading scorer of the Canadiens doesn’t seem too concerned
with his team’s lack of a goal so far in their two losses.

Q:
What do you do to not get too frustrated when you’re getting
so many chances and not burying them?

Cammalleri: “I don’t really feel frustrated. I don’t think we do
as a group. It’s sports. Anybody that’s played sports at a high level,
that’s how it goes. It goes your way sometimes, sometimes it doesn’t.
You just keep working and you keep getting better. Things change
quickly. It is what it is. It’s not the end of the world. It just means
we’ve got to go home and win a couple of games.”

Q: Are you encouraged by the number of chances you had personally
tonight?

Cammalleri: “Yeah. I must have had five or six shots. I felt I
got tons of chances tonight, and some really good ones. I’m happy when
I’m getting the chances. I know that means they’ll be going in.”

Unfortunately,
Mike, the chances aren’t going in right now for you and your team.
While Michael Leighton has been extremely solid and confident, the
Canadiens have yet to truly put the pressure on him that they’ll need to
score goals. He’s seeing every shot, there’s no traffic in front and
there just isn’t the urgency you’d like to see in a team that’s truly
fighting.

It’s tough to really discount this team after it got
this far, but you have to wonder about this easy going attitude.

  1. Jonny5 - May 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    The biggest difference is Leighton. If they can’t get traffic in his face Montreal might as well give up. Flyers fans can smell it. The Flyers can smell it, and obviously overcome all odds. It began with not having a playoff spot until a shootout win in the last game of the season. Reached a pinnacle with every win after being down 3 games to none against Baaahhhsstan. That game 7 in Baaahhhstan was timed perfectly with a family night out for dinner at Chili’s in front of a flatscreen with the game on. Needless to say, I was losing my appetite quickly because it was 3-0, I thought it was over then, boy was I wrong. These guys have already overcome the toughest of odds, now they know they can overcome anything, and they’re hungry. Watch out for the most dangerous team still in it, that’s all I’m saying.

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