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03-27-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by habtastic View Post
That is a horrible message to send if true. Do not like. Chucky played the first two against them and the last in Boston and we have another one in Boston. What if we play them in the playoffs? He needs this experience. Is Gallagher so dispensable cuz he seems to be indestructible or something (kid takes such a beating every game)?

It's pretty cowardly IMO, but if the benching is for other reasons, then while I still don't think Chucky was suffering (he's been working hard, I thought that's what counts), it's a better reason than being scared of the bruins.
It's actually clever. He doesn't want to hurt his confidence, but Galchy needs a day in the presser to get his head clear and see the game from a new vantage point. Therrien was able to do this without telling the kid he couldn't hack it. Great move.

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