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01-05-2011, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Jagr68NYR94Leetch View Post
This is a joke right? Please tell me you're not serious with this statement. The players should not block shots because they've been getting hurt? WTF? This might be one of the worst statements i've read in weeks. It is not a strategy it is simply they're nature to go down and block a shot to help win a game. How the hell could you ask your players to stop doing that and kick that habit?? Blocking a shot could be the difference between winning and losing a playoff game, killing a PP in a big game, etc. Injuries happen, they're part of the game. The last few seasons we haven't truly been bitten by the injury bug. Yeah we lost prospal last year for a stretch and gaborik for a little here and there but those arent big injuries. The devils losing Parise is a huge injury. This team should by no means "jettison" blocking shots from their game.
Sorry, don't like it. It's a crutch. We blocked a ton of shots last year, where'd that get us? Let the goalie block the shots, he's got the extra gear on for that. The five skaters need to do just that: skate, play hockey for chrissakes. Don't be a cone.

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