GDT: 2/8/08: 10:30 PM - San Jose Sharks vs Columbus Blue Jackets - false hope edition
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02-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: KY & Lime Lake NY
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Yeah, I am shocked.
What changed your mind, Robert?
I did have a change of mind on playing Mason, that's why I sort of admitted it by saying "are you shocked". The last time he was called up I was concerned about him possibly playing with the jr championship success so close to the emergency callup. I know we had to bring him up but had he been forced to play and was imbarrassed, with thoughts of being the best of the best so recently in that championship, I felt the damage to him mentalily would be compounded. It's been weeks since that championship series, it's not in the spotlight now as it was then.
I was also concerned about him being subjected to possible failure with playoff implications compounding the self remorse that could follow. Things have changed since then, we are are still in the mathematical playoff hunt but the odds have changed. I don't think the pressure of not winning or the fallout from a poor performance will be as mentally impacting now.
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