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02-21-2007, 02:49 PM
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Cap Home Ice Advantage?

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Doctoring their boards?

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Its bad, it needs to be corrected, but it wasn't intentional.

And since that was the only game I can remember it happening, I don't think people should make that big of a deal out of it.

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wasn;t that board a condition of having to have the rink built on the same day as a hoyas game? ridiculous notion that the caps used it to their advantage, there are horrible bounces countless times per year. How many times has a puck bounded off the glass and into the net when a goaltender was behind the net anticipating the play?

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So did we also doctor the glass to give up 3 goals in that game against the Maple Leafs at home back towards the beginning of the season?

When it happens for you, it's always a lucky bounce, and when it happens against you, it's always cheating. Get over it New York.

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So did we also doctor the glass to give up 3 goals in that game against the Maple Leafs at home back towards the beginning of the season?

When it happens for you, it's always a lucky bounce, and when it happens against you, it's always cheating. Get over it New York.
Sounds like sour grapes to me, who won that game & why are they complaining.

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So I guess Tampa was doctoring their boards too last week. But luckily no goals came off those two bounces.

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Yeah, and Han Solo fired first...

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So I guess Tampa was doctoring their boards too last week. But luckily no goals came off those two bounces.

I was thinking the same damn thing. Two bounces....same exact spot that shot the puck into the crease in front of the goalie.

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Oh good lord.



And this coming from a team that plays in the worst rink in North America barr none.


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So did we also doctor the glass to give up 3 goals in that game against the Maple Leafs at home back towards the beginning of the season?

When it happens for you, it's always a lucky bounce, and when it happens against you, it's always cheating. Get over it New York.
Except for the fact that the Rangers won that game .... never trailed if I remember correctly. What a bunch of sore winners.

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Intentional, or no?

I've heard Mickey Redmond talk about the subject, and he said that in the old days, tweaking the boards was quite common....and was considered to be acceptable. According to the Mick...everyone did it....and in particular...the Habs.

Now...let's take this to the next level: is this any different than what we've seen in other sports?

I recall the Orioles whining about the length of the grass in the infield of Tiger Stadium in the early 1980's....which they said was done to help slow down the ball so the Tiger's slow infielders could get to more ground balls.

The Tigers were said to have taken out a few seats in right field in the 1950's to create what was called "Kaline's Corner"...an extra bit of field added to the foul area... done because Hall of Famer Al Kaline was so good that taking these seats out enabled him to catch an extra 15-20 foul balls a year. That's an extra 15-20 outs a year...sometimes in critical situations.

Whatsmore...teams in MLB have always been allowed to customize the size of their fields...no 2 are the same.

Is this unfair?

Yes...and no.

One thing in defence of the Rangers: with the boards tweaked, the Caps, by virtue of getting to shoot in the tweaked end twice (1st & 3rd period), have a decided advantage.

Punish the Caps for doing this?

Nah!

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