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05-05-2004, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by highstickingyerface
How come nobody is mentioning the disservice done to this guy by Pat Quinn last night?
Because Francis was pretty invisible against the Flyers, and Quinn wanted to put the most effective team out there possible. Quinn felt that putting Francis out there wasn't going to accomplish that.

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Originally Posted by highstickingyerface
sure the guy isn't a great player anymore... not really even a good one but he deserved to dress for his final game (likely) in the NHL if even just to play powerplays and a few minutes
You just said yourself that Francis isn't even good anymore. So what you're talking about is a token move. A token move is one that waives the white flag, and token moves aren't for Game 6 in a 3-2 series. You can't have it both ways--either he plays out of respect, in which case you're sending a message that you have all but given up, or he doesn't play because you try to ice the best team you can.

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Originally Posted by highstickingyerface
And while we're at it.. why bring Calle out of retirment if he was going to become your 9th dman on the depth charts? Time for Pat to go.
Because Quinn isn't the GM anymore, so you can't blame him for bringing in Johansson.

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