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02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mrjimmyg89 View Post
Boyle being benched is a tactic IMO to get the top guys going. Seeing a guy who has somewhat of tenure and was part of the identity of the team last season be benched has to resonate through the room. This is about the top guys getting the message: they are next. Nash on the 3rd line? Another sign. Play well get promoted. Play poorly and move down. I'd rather it be Richards, but having Miller and Stepan as 1-2 tonight is scary. Might see it if Richards sucks tonight.
If this is just a kick in the butt benching which im hoping it is, then Richards is much more suited to be benched than Boyle

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