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03-21-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Delicious Pancakes View Post
You can't help the reffing or an own goal but when you shorten the bench for defensive reasons it changes the players' mindsets. Now they're thinking defense first instead of playing assertively which is what was winning them the hockey game in the first place and makes things a lot more comfortable for the opposing team. It's like in football when a quarterback knows the other team isn't going to Blitz he can take his time in the pocket.

Oh really? Strange, San Jose also shortened their bench in the third. By your definition, they must have been thinking defense too!

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