The King and I
At SKA's postgame presser, Roman Rotenberg shared the story of a message he received from Dave King. It inspired my catchup with the legendary coach on his affinity for SKA and Russian hockey.
The Saint Petersburg Ice Palace has a distinctive energy that makes my stomach hurt. The electricity of a team in contention is palpable, and you feel it before they step foot on the ice. Hunger without desperation. A wave of pure desire, devoid of vice. It is a propulsive force, a rocket carrier—and we are sitting on the launchpad.
Last night’s shutout …