EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in the pregame motivational speeches for the Coyotes as arranged by world renowned enemy of Detroit, Brad Lee of St. Louis Game Time (The No. 2 Google search result for "Fuck Detroit" on the Internet).
As you get ready for the game that could define your season, your careers and your entire hockey identities, we've arranged for the most famous coach in American hockey to speak with you before we take the ice. Please welcome Herb Brooks.
Ok, fine. Herb Brooks as played by Kurt Russell.
(The dressing room is quiet. The Phoenix players are in various stages of readiness. 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 how we got here. Forget about the three games they've won in this series.
That's what you've earned here, tonight. One game.
If we played 'em ten times in a game seven, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight.
Tonight, we skate with 'em.
(Looks eye to eye with Wojtek Wolski)
Tonight, we stay with 'em, and we shut them down because we can!
(Looks eye to eye with Radim Vrbata)
Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world.
(Looks eye to eye with Ilya Bryzgalov)
You were born to be hockey players -- every one of ya. Even you Adrian Aucoin and Taylor Pyatt.
And you were meant to be here tonight.
This is your time.
Their time -- is done. It's over. Lidstrom had his day in the 1990s. 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 being the team nobody wanted to play this postseason.
This is your time!!
Now go out there and take it!