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Old 02-23-2021, 06:14 PM   #343
genetic_phreek
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Originally Posted by Textcritic View Post
I think it is a teaching tactic, which is why veterans don't get benched like rookies do. What on earth is Lucic going to learn by pulling him from the lineup?

The coach benches rookies and young players to send a message and promote good habits through an intolerance of bad ones. Veterans are benched when they are useless, and hurting the team on the ice.
I would say this holds true when it was Hartley. Gulutzan and Ward, not so much.
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