(#61): 2/22/2009 • Toronto Maple Leafs @ New York Rangers • 8:00pm • MSG (HD)
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02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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When you're falling out of the players, in desperate need of 2 points, playing at team that you aren't giving up points to if you lose, you don't have a defensive forward logging heavy minutes in OT. You've GOT to go for the jugular, ride the emotion of a GTG with 39 seconds to go, instruct Drury to look for that steal and have his linemates prepared to cover when they see him go in case he does blow it. "Playing not to lose" made ZERO sense last night. ZERO.
I leave micro-analysis ofspecific in-game coaching strategy to better informed expert fans than myself.
I'm looking at the big picture.
If you think this is the answer, or if you simply wish to see someone "pay!" for NYR's failures, I guess today's change will warm your heart.
It's window dressing, IMO.
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