Thread: PGT: Habs lose 4-3... ugly
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02-22-2013, 06:01 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Poulet Kostopoulos View Post
I'm not even defending the move. If you look in the GDT, I was even shocked. I only try to give the rationale behind the coach's decision. It obvious there are better players for that situation. But putting Gio there was to give him a chance to meet success. This type of move happens with every coach -- give chances to the struggling veteran.
There isn't always a rationale behind a move.
It makes zero sense to put Gionta there to give him a chance, especially when he wasn't that great to begin with during that game.
Apparently they did the same thing a few games ago but it was Bourque there.
So clearly it's just a strategy to have 3 forwards. It's just a bad move when you have a booming shot on the bench.

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