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08-01-2013, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt View Post
Buffalo got two very good D men....Risto is going to be a good one for them. They reconstituted their D nicely and quicker all b/c the Flyers went on that meaningless streak....
I am on the opposite side of that winning steak debate. You never want losing to become okay in a locker room, it is the formula to breed a horrible horrible hockey team. Losing is a mentality, and it can easily be defeated. If I ever ran a team or GMed a team, there is not a chance in hell I would tank on purpose to get a higher draft pick. Look at the message it would send to the vets who are working their ***** off every offseason and in-season to make the playoffs for that last shot at the cup.

That meaningless win streak shows the Flyers, in front of a goalie who they had confidence in, could win close hockey games. The team was much better than their record indicated, and we started to see that when Bryz was given time off.

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