Hitchcock is having ‘fun’ trading barbs with DeBoer

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For St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock, talking smack sure beats talking x’s and o’s.

He admitted that he’s really enjoying the give-and-take that he’s undergoing with San Jose Sharks bench boss Peter DeBoer.

“The answer, do I enjoy it, is yes,” Hitchcock said. “Quite frankly, what you guys report, it’s really boring. We got to have some fun, too. I find it fun.”

The veteran head coach admits that he enjoys sending the media on a “wild-goose chase,” especially if it takes heat off of his players.

(Ah yes, it always comes back to strategy for Hitch.)

He repeatedly said that it’s fun … and you know what? It really is. (He also points out that he coached with DeBoer, though the Sharks coach doesn’t believe that it was much more than a “learning experience.”)

Now we really just need the two coaches to start barking at each other over the glass to really drive the point home.

Granted, DeBoer may not feel the same joy for the trash talk.

For more on their back-and-forth, check out this post.