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FEB 6TH Boston @ Montreal 7:30PM EST
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02-05-2013, 07:21 PM
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First time poster here. It's not related to insecurities as much as the fact that every team has to respect itself before actually winning anything. It's not about playing Boston's game or gooning it up. It's about standing up for ourselves and not having our best players being intimidated by guys like Lucic, MacDermid, McQuaid or even Ference.
Having White, Prust, Moen and Bouillon in the lineup sure as hell doesn't make us more physical than Boston. But it makes them answer for their goonery act when they try to intimidate us. A huge part of hockey is mental and involves self-respect.
That being said, I agree that Eller should not be benched for White. Armstrong comes first in the list.
I agree with this statement a lot, we can't afford to be pushed around this early in the year, especially with all the injury problems we have had in the past three seasons, put the grit in the line up, but make them accountable.
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