Were they not ready to go? I mean, that seems to be the logical response. They use it for every single game they don’t show up for and it’s accepted as a reasonable answer every time. So I have no choice but assume that’s what happened today.

I actually don’t mind if they cancel practice. They sucked yesterday. They’ve also played way more games than their division rivals and time off is probably a good thing. Call me crazy but I’m not going to overreact to this even if they need to make a move.

The only thing that makes it odd is it’s last minute and Claude Julien was set to address the media at 11am and that didn’t happen then either. So maybe something is shaking down behind closed doors.

But for now, until we know exactly what’s going on, we’ll stick with the company motto: “We just weren’t ready to go.”

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