A bit belated: TSN’s Masters discusses Sebastian Cossa’s swagger

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.

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3 thoughts on “A bit belated: TSN’s Masters discusses Sebastian Cossa’s swagger”

  1. Not at all the same that is being posted from Canada and comments from all 3 Goalies. TSN is really not a 1st Tier sporting news contributor in Canada. Mark Masters was not even the top for coverage in Canada. Even the CFL (Canadian Football League).

    I read a lot from all 3 goalies and they were a pretty tight group.

    Who is doing the reporting sure can Muddy the news. I guess you have to parse out the the bad from good. Being in Canada, I have a better view of the reporters but in the USA/Detroit it is tough.

  2. Shitty late reporting here,

    Dylan Garand stopped 14 of 15 shots for Canada. Cossa, who plays for the hometown Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, came in halfway through the game and stopped just eight of 11. Askarov stopped 28 of 29 shots before being replaced by Yegor Guskov, who turned aside eight of nine.

    A little odd as Canada jumped out to a 4 – 0 lead. Askarov stopped 28 of 29 before being replaced. No Math from Reprters.
    Good Grief!!!!

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