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10-17-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Uh, I'm not talking about us not getting powerplays. I'm talking about giving the other team a powerplay if we retaliate. I'm glad you could find one example of that happening though. Certainly disproves my theory.

So big deal you take the penalties if they are given. Giving up a power play goal or even losing one game versus sending a message that the team is an actual team with a backbone who will stand up for each other would lead to more wins over the course of a season.

Almost every hockey player will tell you they do not mind killing off a penalty in the situation where a teammate comes to the aid of another.

As far as the effect it can have on a team, look to Montreal last season before and after the Toronto game on 2/9 of last year.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=400442634

Went from a 6-5 record and a 3 game losing streak to 5 game win streak to something like 23-14 afterwards.

Yes they lost that particular game but they proved to each other that they were not going to roll over when faced with a much tougher team.


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