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04-27-2013, 11:16 AM
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Well found a ticket. Will be in 223.

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Originally Posted by Riche16 View Post
Being scared of your oponant isn't how sports work either... Not if you're any good at it.

If Tors plays Hank today and says "We don't want to play the Pens... We need these two points.". What does that say to his team?

He should be resting the ones that need it, and saying "We don't give a **** who we're playing. We are going to be ready for them on Tues/Wed."
No...what he should be doing is giving his team the best chance to compete in the playoffs. Playing Lundqvist to try to win today and avoid the Penguins and play either Boston/Montreal/Washington by far gives us a better chance in round 1 than does sitting him, increasing our chance of losing, and facing Pittsburgh.

Likewise if we were the 6th seed with 1 game to go, couldn't fall to 7, but winning would move us up to 5th then I would prefer to sit Lundqvist/as many as possible and lose to stick with the 6 seed as opposed to the 5.

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