Ladouceur having a hard time with Gomez during today's practice
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02-14-2012, 02:47 PM
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So Martin would have sent Gomez to blanket Staal on his short handed goal, his power play assist and his empty net goal
No, but maybe he could have sent Gomez to blanket Staal so that the DD line could be freed up to play against the Canes' bottom-6 and score that killer goal that would've given the Habs a two-goal lead, rather than let them get smoked by Staal and Skinner. (And Plekanec, for that matter.) As it is, Staal outchanced both DD and Pleks to an extent that they were lucky Staal wasn't on the ice for more than one ESG.
The example isn't absurd, it just requires thinking a bit further than the immediate consequence, something which Martin certainly could do.
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