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09-09-2011, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
I'd LOVE to watch an Erixon - McIlrath pairing...maybe the coaches want to spread the wealth?
I think in years past, the conclusion has been drawn that the respective teams are less interesting in winning the tournament and more interested in getting an honest assessment and evaluation of their players.... If the Rangers were to stack their offensive lines and defensive pairings in the traditional sense, those players would probably soak up a bulk of the playing time, and the bottom line players wouldn't see much action and thus, the teams wouldn't get as much of a look at those players.... So to me, it makes sense what they're doing, even if on paper it doesn't..... I wouldn't be surprised if they rolled all the line combos fairly evenly.... Maybe they'll change things up if/when the games are tight, but I expect to see all playing getting ample amount of ice time....

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