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01-17-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by wadesworld View Post
Being reported that Lindback will start.

I really don't understand that move. If Rinne is tired, why wouldn't you have started Lindback against the Islanders and saved Rinne for the Rangers? Or, why not have Rinne go one more game against the Rangers and have Lindback play against Columbus?

Chances of a backup goalie who's played very little coming in and getting the win against the Rangers? Very small in my opinion.

Thoughts? Does Trotz just not think it's likely enough we beat the Rangers to be worth starting Rinne? Or does he just want to get him 2 days of rest, even at the cost of a game?
Multiple possibilities:

Lindback was supposed to start yesterday but had a touch of illness or something, but is OK today and Trotz wants him to get one of these two.

Lindback was going to get scouted but the scout couldnt be there yesterday or the interested team wanted to see how he does against a top team not the Isles.

This is misdirection by Trotz and at gametime Pekka gets the start(cant imagine why it would matter but maybe he was hoping NYR wouldnt start Lundqvist if we announce Lindback)

Trotz decided with the Isles starting their backup yesterday he would play Peks and get a guaranteed two points and take his chances today rather than risking getting zero if Anders played poorly yesterday

truth is... its trotz... who the heck knows???

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