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GAME #30 - Canucks @ Roadrunners - March 21st
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03-22-2013, 05:06 AM
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Canucks fans can take a lesson from the late Al Davis: Just Win Baby! A lot of people around here never got the memo, but there are no points for style in the NHL. An ugly win gives you the same two points as any other. We're going to need a lot more wins like this the rest of the way, with the roster the way it is we are gonna have to play some ugly hockey here. It's not gonna be a beautiful piece of art every night but this is how this team has got to play.
Fair enough, but if last year is any indication then Regular Season Style Points = Playoff Wins.
Sure, you can win ugly, but the question is if it's going to last in the playoffs when the intensity is ratcheted up a notch. If you can't at least OCCASIONALLY play a dominant 50-minute (I think there's always going to be 10 minutes of pushback) effort against lesser teams in the regular season, how are you supposed to suddenly turn that switch on in the playoffs?
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