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05-23-2013, 02:42 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Paint it how you want but it got results, Eller was working much harder and was a better player when he got back in which was the goal. Maybe MT was trying to send a message to veterans, and it worked. He's not there to win a popularity contest, he's there to win and get the most out of guys.
Eller was working much harder after? After what? His 12minute game???

Ya sure, it sent a message to the rest of the veterans. Because I'm sure Erik Cole was really scared to get scratched after Eller, the player that constantly got pushed out last year on the 4th, was scratched. That makes a ton of sense. That is more likely to be the reason than the team playing their first game without a training camp in a new system. It's not about practicing with the team more, with new linemates, in the new system. Nope, that likely had very little barring. It's MT scratching a 4th liner at the time that really made an impact.

Scratching players can have an impact, good or bad, but in this particular case, I don't think it changed anything.

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