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09-29-2011, 01:25 PM
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Poked the bear!!!!!
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Originally Posted by IWalkThroughWalls View Post
I'm with you here.

It's not like when Bob Gainey decided to go with Laraque on the 1st line in 2009 playoffs against the Bruins, breaking the Tanguay-Koivu-Kovalev line that was red hot in the last stretch of the season... man, that was sad!! But I'm totally out of topic!
From what I remember, Tanguay should have been a scratch that series, based on how badly his shoulder was. The idea was to shelter him from the Bruins' top line (specifically Lucic, who was his match-up, and would have eaten him alive) while at the same time trying to neutralize Lucic by putting him up against Laraque.

Obviously it didn't work but at least there was a modicum of strategy behind the's not like Gainey broke up the line for ****s and giggles.

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