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11-19-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Phoenix played the refs like a bass fiddle at the end there.

1) Hanzal goes and changes his stick. Wastes time. Gives his team more time to rest.

2) They put Korpikoski at the dot. How do I know this was done to waste time? Because he hadn't taken a faceoff all night! And now he's going to take the biggest faceoff of the night, even though Hanzal is on the ice?!

And this is why Dave Tippett is a great coach. He knew the refs didn't have the sack to call a penalty on them. They bought an extra 45 seconds there with the delay tactics. Smart. I wish we were smart enough to call them on it, or do something similar when we're in that situation.
We have. In situations where they were both on the ice, Briere used to pretty intentionally and obviously get thrown out so Drury could come in and win it. Usually it was either a PP where one of them had been on the shift before.

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