Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens-2:00pm EST Super Bowl Weekend Game CBC,RDS (HD)
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02-02-2013, 12:18 PM
E = CH²
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The media asked Therrien about it because Price let the cat out of the bag. The media, because of the drama queens that they are, then went on to ask Therrien about it and he had no choice but to answer their question honestly.
I know the story. But let me ask some questions. Price went out of his way to go tell that to the media ? And he did it just because he felt like stirring up a controversy ?
As for the 7 dmen, why would it have made sense to play 7 D on Wednesday but not now? He signed his contract on Monday and joined the team Wednesday morning where there was an optional skate (5-6 players showed up). He actually didn't get to see all of his teammates until AFTER the game. Not playing him on Wednesday was 100% justified. He then had his first team practice yesterday... He had one practice to learn the new system. Come on. Playing 7 Ds is obviously just a safety net for him.
Ok, if this had been Wayne Gretzky he would have been in uniform on wednesday night..
Considering we were playing our 2nd game in 2 nights, he could only have helped. Obviously, since he hadn't had time to practice with the team and didn't know the system, it would have made sense to play him less on wednesday and go with 7 D.
Now, he has practiced with his teammates, and he has to play at some point. He isn't some scrub prospect who needs to be eased into the NHL. And how do you explain that MT wasn't even sure if he would play ?
You don't want to see it, but there's something there. All of these little things add up to something else.
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