Are there "clutch" players or performances in sports?
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10-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Turner Valley, Alta.
There is no such thing as being "clutch".
I will however give credence to performing, when it counts, under pressure and upping your game.
The playoffs are a different animal. Your playing the same team at least four games in a row, sometimes 7.
Your going to see other players rise to the occasion and produce as sometimes the big stars are focused on defensively.
There's no doubt that Claude Lemieux is a great playoff performer, but it's not like he didn't have a scoring touch. There were years that he was non-existent but for the most part he potted between 25-30goals and even got 41 one season.
Line ups get changed, injuries happen and there's more of a chance that some if your lesser players will perform better.
Also anyone notice that its always a lower level if player that gets this particular label. No one says that Crosby or Ovechkin is clutch...because that level of performance is expected from them.
Either way, clutch ness is easily explained.
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