Canadiens-Oilers: Coach Martin Sacrifices Win for Lesson

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Rocket All Habs in NHL
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All Habs There are many variables that go into deciding who wins and who loses a hockey game. They include talent, execution, determination and team work. Tonight another variable affected the outcome: coach's prerogative.á Montreal coach Jacques Martin decided it was more important to send messages to his players rather than win the game.

Despite being two goals down entering the third, Habs sniper Andrei Kostitsyn sat on the bench and remained there for the entire period.á Well, not the entire period.á Andrei was given one five-second shift in the third.

In total, Kosititsyn had just over seven minutes of icetime, more than two minutes less than Georges Laraque.

It was also Laraque who had two shi ...

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