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12-02-2005, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Osprey
True, multiball, but the main reason for benching a player like Roenick isn't removing him from the lineup; it's sending a message to the rest of the team. If you say that JR won't be playing because he's sick, you erase the benefit.
Disagree- the rest of the team still knows what it is, but it won't make the stats or the papers as a healthy scratch, so it saves him face that way. Also, I don't think the message is necessarily being sent to the team as much as to JR [and Luc] himself.

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