Thread: GDT: caps at rongos
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03-10-2013, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dcmeatloaf View Post
He's a high-risk, high-reward player. He took the risk on a big hit, realized he didn't have the angle and didn't do something even stupider (stick out his knee). I don't want to give him too much crap for the instinct, though. The league has already neutered the hell out of him by penalizing every hit he makes, and the Caps have done the same by trying to keep him on a leash and become a player he's not. I don't want him to think out there. He's much more fun to watch (and productive) when he's instinctive.
Yeah I get it. He needs to play instinctive, but playing high-risk, high-reward at the blue line in that exact situation is the worst kind of hockey a professional can play.

That type of leadership will never lead to a Cup.


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