We've asked a few folks to come in and give the St. Louis Blues some inspiration as the season winds down. And as a special treat, we'll let you inside the dressing room to hear the words for yourself. Before tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings, we've arranged for legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks from team U.S.A. and the MIracle on Ice squad from the Lake Placid Olympics.
Ok, fine. Herb Brooks as played by Kurt Russell.
(The dressing room is quiet. The stereo normally playing Taylor Swift is silent. In walks the plaids-panted Brooks holding a small piece of folded paper.)
Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. So forget about last night in Chicago. Forget about the standings.
That's what you've earned here, tonight. One game.
If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. Hell, we've played them five and they've won all five this season. But not this game. Not tonight.
Tonight, we skate with 'em.
(Looks eye to eye with Andy McDonald.)
Tonight, we stay with 'em, and we shut them down because we can!
(Looks eye to eye with Jay McClement.)
Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world.
(Looks eye to eye with Chris Mason.)
You were born to be hockey players -- every one of ya. Even you Alex Steen and BJ Crombeen.
And you were meant to be here tonight.
This is your time.
Their time -- is done. It's over. Chris Chelios had his day in the 1980s. Those are long gone.
I'm sick and tired of hearin' about what a great hockey team the Red Wings have. I don't want to hear another damned thing about Zetterberg or Datsyuk or any of their other players or them winning the Cup last season.
This is your time!!
Now go out there and take it!