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12-02-2011, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Caje View Post
I don't disagree that he had a good game then a bad one, but going from "Phillips is back in top form" to "He's not a top 4 defenceman anymore" is not "exercising critical judgment". It's making sweeping generalizations based on single games. It may not be the same people, but that's the way the board swings.
Yes, that's how it appears, but it's usually not the same people changing their minds. In this case, when Phillips has a good game, you'll have Phillips fans pointing it out, and when he has a bad game, his detractors will show up. There are of course exceptions: I'm really not a Phillips fan, yet I pointed out that he had a monster game against the Jets.

People really don't change their mind easily.

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