Thursday, April 8, 2010
Meaningless games at a Meaningful time.
It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that any type of athlete will respond better when there is something important on the line, so for you to ask any member of the Vancouver Canucks to either elevate their game or play with meaning is obviously nuts due to the scientific fact I just mentioned. Most people would turn around and say well they are professionals and they are getting paid multi million dollars a year, yes that is a valid point but at the end of the day they are human just like I am human. However when you really start looking at it these last three games(including the S/O loss to Colorado on Tuesday) can be quite useful. Why? because it gives you a chance to play with line combination’s, gives guy’s with bumps and bruises a chance to rest and I think the most important thing of all you can relax and loosen your grip on your stick a bit rather than having to worry about a playoff race or squeaking into the playoffs. So physically you may not see these boy’s be as jacked as they will be on opening night at the garage but mentally speaking these last three games may be exactly what the guy’s need.