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03-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
No that was not his strategy. His strategy was to throw Beagle's line out every time the Jets' top line came over the boards. Noel saw this and rode his top line as much as he could because he knew that would limit the amount of time the Caps top forwards would play.

Hunter got played like a piano by Noel...
Okay, yes, that is a specific version of what I outlined. I said it before: Beagle was his checking-line center, a defense-only player, so he got those minutes. I certainly am not on Hunter's side on this. Noel's comments after the game definitely made Hunter look like a fool.

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