This notebook from yesterday slipped under the radar, but TSN’s Mark Masters spoke with Sebastian Cossa and his Team Canada teammates regarding the big netminder’s intimidating presence in the net, big mouth included:
Cossa, the first goalie picked in the 2021 NHL draft (15th overall to Detroit), is good and isn’t shy about [it].
“I’m pretty loose before the game and during the game,” he said. “I like to have fun and chirping comes along with that so definitely not scared to throw around a chirp.”
What sort of thing will he say?
“Just guaranteeing they won’t score on me,” he said. “Putting money on the line. I’ll bet money that they won’t score on me and when they don’t score, I let them know.”
He’s also not afraid to tell the coach that he wants to play. Cossa got into 19 of Edmonton’s 23 games last season.
“He wants that net every night,” said Oil Kings coach Brad Lauer. “Last year was a shortened season and at the end of the season his numbers were outstanding, and he didn’t need to play. I said, ‘You’ve played enough. I can get you in one game and we’ll give another kid a game.’ He just said, ‘I want the net. I want to play. I want to finish this thing off right.'”
Continued; in Masters’ Thursday notebook, he reports that Cossa and Dylan Garand will split the net tonight vs. the Russians at 7 PM.
Update: There’s a video accompanying the story.