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03-13-2012, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
Imagine that... a young player gets benched and responds by stepping up his game...

sounds like a brilliant coaching move, as it seems to have helped both Smith and Wilson...

with the talent we have on this team now, nobody is "owed" a spot in the lineup every night... and knowing that there is competition for the slot they are in should be just the thing to keep those players hungry and working hard every shift, which is exactly what we need heading down the stretch...
Him sitting out would not have made him play any differently. He plays hard everytime i watch him. (which is every game). He probably sat out for rest issues not to be "benched".
Sure sitting out for a rest is needed but the belief he needs to ride the pine because he sucks and others like Spaling and Halischuk are better according to some preds fans is simply humiliating for others in the fan base.

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