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05-05-2004, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon
Seems like people really swallowed Cherry's kool-aid during the first intermission last night. And anyone trashing the Leafs for starting Reichel ahead of Francis obviously didn't actually watch any of the games and is just reacting to the names involved. Reichel was one of the Leafs' best performers during the playoffs and it didn't surprise me that the game where he got scratched was their worst defensive performance. His line was good every shift they took last night.
I thought Cherry was complaining that Antropov wasn't scratched. Grapes has been on this guy for a while because Antropov hasn't been using his size to his advantage. Heck, he had a one-on-one coming out of the corner, leaning on Kapanen(that's right, Sami Kapanen) and instead tried feeding the point instead of driving to the net.
Anyways, Francis has been pretty good on the PP and I thought he'd be dressed over Antropov. *shrug*

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