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09-21-2003, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
No one is saying that the Oil threw the game, but that MacT dressed a weak lineup to see how some of the youngsters would fare with their backs up against the wall.

Don't get all huffy, BR.... Let's try reading all future posts nice and slowly before replying.
I'm not the least bit huffy. And yes, I do concur that preseason is a time for experimentation. However, no one remotely associated with the pinnacle of competiveness (namely the professional NHL) is worthy of their stature if they decide to lose a game purposely. That's a mockery of the level they've obtained. They compete over hotel breakfast waffles for chissakes. If they don't go all out even for something as meaningless as an exhibition game, then they don't deserve to be called "professional."

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