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05-05-2004, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by
Patrick - Flames Fan
Was a STUPID move to scatch Francis from the lineup. The guy is a game breaker. He isn't a liability on the ice and can eat up tons of ice time too. To play Rechiel (sp?) instead of Francis is a JOKE. Recheil is as SOFT as they come, something you do NOT want against a hard team like Philly. BAD BAD coaching!
Said like a person who didn't watch Francis play at all for the Leafs. Francis was during the regular season very good on faceoffs but was horrible in the playoffs, he is much softer then Reichel, Reichel was finishing his checks even if they weren't punishing he still made contact with the body, Francis probably finished 1 or 2 checks a game, Francis was a good player a few years ago, and a great player many many years ago, Quinn should've scratched him sooner.
Nik Antropov played poorly but I still think he contributed more the Francis, he played Primeau physical, Francis couldn't handle anyone physically, Belak with his limited ice played his role to a tee, he wasn't a liability when on the ice. Francis was very slow and looked to me out of place when out there.
So please when responding make sure you watch the game, that way it makes your point valid.
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