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10-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by haveandare View Post
I'd put a lot of faith into the thoughts of an actual expert.

Hitch could have said something like, "They look like they've been struggling a bit so far, and we feel that we've had a good start. I think this is a good matchup for us." And said, in less words, "this Rangers team is doomed and we're confident we can smack them around." But he didn't. He said that the team has been playing terribly in some terrible circumstances and they may turn it around as soon as next game.

Dismiss it as "coachspeak" if you want, but I put more stock into the thoughts of an NHL coach over those of an internet group that is partial to knee-jerk pessimism.
In my opinion that is a textbook example of making sure your team doesn't overlook an opponent.

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