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12-02-2010, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by glenngineer View Post
He gave them the best opportunity to get one point, not to win. You don't give points away to division rivals, especially as poorly as we've played lately. At some point we have to be able to go for it. Arniel like you said had Nash out there going for it and we counter with Smithson, Ward and Tootoo? That's giving us the best chance to win?
IF we had a healthy Leggy I might agree, but if we are trying to win right now, when they roll their #1 line, it seems prudent to roll Smitty's, then come back with either Cal or Goc. You can't seriously suggest rolling JP/Horny and whomever as C is a good idea against most #1s, can you? Even when they play their best D, both JP and Horny are below-avg skaters; rolling them against ANY #1 line isn't playing to win, that's gambling, at best.

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