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05-06-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by danglzzz View Post
Would have slightly preferred mcdonald out over cracknell but I think some of you guys are heavily overreacting. Cracknell has been good on the fourth line but c'mon, some of you are acting like he's Jesus.

It's one game...he's got a very good chance of coming right back in next game if one of Sobotka, or McD (or Tarasenko) don't step up tonight.

It's time for Tank to get a shot. This move is fine.

And for those saying Stewart should sit. You don't just scratch your regular season scoring leader 3 games into a playoff series in which we're struggling to score. C'mon guys
"Regular season scoring leader" is so misleading. Yeah, he technically amassed the most points but got all of his points during one huge burst during the second quarter of the season. For most of the rest of it he's been extremely meh. He's been the most disappointing physically in this series by far. McDonald isn't doing much in that regard either but he's not really expected to, and Stewart always gets this aspect of his game touted as to why he's absolutely untouchable in trade. It's crap. The guy is nowhere at the most critical time of the year. We all cheered when he was pouring in points in those 11 games or whatever, he was a force. But if he's not a force he's a floater and he's been a floater all series. Just because he scored some goals in some regular season games a couple months ago doesn't mean you slap a label on him "best scorer" and then leverage the label you decided to apply just to justify keeping him in. It's now or never in this series, and right now Chris Stewart is the biggest passenger on the team. He better start changing that tonight.

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