: News Article:
Pre-season cash grab hurt Canadiens this season
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02-06-2012, 08:42 PM
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Playing AHL or junior players vs NHL veterans during Pre-season makes no difference to profit margin. Just another article to stir the pot. The error was not playing enough veterans to create chemistry with the newcomers. The habs didn t put on the ice anything close to opening night roster till the last pre season and that was the error.
Did you read the article at all? Because it echoes exactly what you're saying here.
It definitely has the ring of truth to it, in any event. Brian ****ing Willsie played practically every exhibition game and hasn't seen a second of NHL icetime this year (to no one's surprise). So why the hell was he here for so long, if not to pad the roster and help us squeeze out a couple more exhibition games?
A lengthy exhibition schedule is fine, if you're icing a team that roughly resembles the one that you're going to be seeing most of the year. Like the article says, the Habs didn't do that until way too late in the preseason.
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