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    After officially clinching a playoff spot, the Montreal Canadiens have the next five games to prepare for the post-season. In that time the Habs will need to do a few things, in order to have the best on-ice product. These things include finally giving Carey Price, and other veterans like Andrei Markov and Shea Weber some much needed rest. Another thing the Habs need to analyze is where will Alex Galchenyuk play in the playoffs. As well as will the red-hot third line stay intact come playoff time.

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    Question: I heard some pundits talking about the NHL watching carefully how teams that clinch are resting players, why is that even relevant?

    I get that they don't want teams selectively helping other teams they prefer to play get in but isn't it up to the individual teams and their trainers as to who needs rest?
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    I think the NHL doesn't want an NBA situation where a team plays virtually none of their big name players in a game.

    That said, I don't know what the league can even do about it if it does happen. Nor do I think they should even do anything about it.

    Its not an ideal situation for fans and TV partners, but I don't think the league should tell teams how to run their squad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    Question: I heard some pundits talking about the NHL watching carefully how teams that clinch are resting players, why is that even relevant?

    I get that they don't want teams selectively helping other teams they prefer to play get in but isn't it up to the individual teams and their trainers as to who needs rest?
    They probably are worried about the NBA controversy where starters have been sitting. We can't sit players yet as we haven't clinched home ice but it should be our choice. Not like Bettman can say much as we can just say X player is hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    They probably are worried about the NBA controversy where starters have been sitting. We can't sit players yet as we haven't clinched home ice but it should be our choice. Not like Bettman can say much as we can just say X player is hurt.

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    Huge difference when the NBA teams are so dependent on a few stars who carry a team , sitting Bron , Kyrie , and Love is a black eye for the league . But sitting Max and Weber for a game and one night 79 and Radu isnt that big a deal for ratings or the networks.

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    We've played multiple seasons without a single star on the most prestigious team in the league, I think they can survive a couple of meaningless games at the end of the season without a few of their stars playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    We've played multiple seasons without a single star on the most prestigious team in the league, I think they can survive a couple of meaningless games at the end of the season without a few of their stars playing.
    sure but if i am a fan and pay 350 for a ticket and the oilers are resting McDavid I am burning the building down
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    sure but if i am a fan and pay 350 for a ticket and the oilers are resting McDavid I am burning the building down
    Like when they charge full price for pre-season games even though there is only 8 NHLers total in the game?

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    What great timing for a Shea Weber injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    Like when they charge full price for pre-season games even though there is only 8 NHLers total in the game?
    I have never paid full price for a pre-season game
    but you should know that going in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    What great timing for a Shea Weber injury.
    Shea Weber's injury is NeedsPlayoffRestitisitis, It is very contagious. Carey Price has it too & Markov likely to come down with it soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    What great timing for a Shea Weber injury.
    Perfect timing actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    What great timing for a Shea Weber injury.
    No kidding....people are actually debating whether he's actually hurt.

    Let's be honest he's getting rested
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonKay View Post
    No kidding....people are actually debating whether he's actually hurt.

    Let's be honest he's getting rested
    We should probably avoid fake news until reports come out.

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    I wish we still had Subban for the playoffs. **** he's awesome in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    sure but if i am a fan and pay 350 for a ticket and the oilers are resting McDavid I am burning the building down
    we buy to see a team, not a player
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    There is never any type of guarantee for sports events, you never know who might miss the game and what type of spectacle you are going to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    There is never any type of guarantee for sports events, you never know who might miss the game and what type of spectacle you are going to get.
    yep, I paid 750 to watch us lose 7-1. It was disgusting but not much you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    yep, I paid 750 to watch us lose 7-1. It was disgusting but not much you can do.
    I've done the same!

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    Yeah I've had my shares of duds, but I've also watched some classics. I think my most memorable game was the 3 goals deficit comeback against the Bruins in the 2002 playoffs when Saku scored the winner.

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