Mind Games

I love the stuff coaches do to keep their teams on their toes. Over the weekend, Wild (the team) coach Jacques Lemaire pulled his hot goalie (Manny Fernandez) at the last minute for backup Dwayne Roloson.
Lemaire said he wanted Roloson to feel a part of the team. He also didn’t want him to build any rust. I also think he didn’t want Detroit to break Fernandez’s spirit like they broke Roloson’s.
Lemaire, although a mind-numbingly dull and uncreative coach, is cool in that he tries to play his whole team. Although that’s really more of a pee-wee league trait than a pro one.