What good are timeouts if you dont use them
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04-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Texas
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At the time the fans were screaming loudest for a timeout to be called, Smyth scored goal 5. It would have been a terrible time to use it then in retrospect. That goal may have never come.
The Kings had three 2 minute long TV timeouts and it didn't change a thing. I seriously doubt that an additional 30 second timeout wouldn't have changed anything either given the complexion of the game and what was happening on the ice. Their only real chance to salvage what was happening was to get to an intermission.
After the intermission, the Kings got back to what works for them. They just didn't score first.
With that logic, the game would have been
by the Kings 4-3. No problem with a 4-3 win. The Kings didn't
the 5th goal, they just needed to stop the Sharks from scoring.
No one is saying that a timeout would have resulted in a win for the Kings, but at least the coach would be trying something that he has at his disposal. The Sharks used their timeout
changed goalies to spark their team.
Which coach's team won the game? The one that did nothing or the one that tried something?
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