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10-17-2003, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch
on the PK is that when he plays 20 minutes per night, in all situations, he wears down. Keeping at or below 15 will keep him much fresher and we may not cry so much watching him kill penalties. And honestly, most Rangers are guilty of leaving the zone early...Nedved, Kovalev, etc., not just Mess.
Absolutely, when Mess plays too many minutes he's not nearly as effective on the ice. However, until other players pick it up and start playing hard, it's clear that Sather is willing to over-play Messier in what he considers critical situations.

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