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by Paul on 03/24/07 at 09:37 PM ET
from the New York Times,
Still, the feeling persists, and not only among fans, that finishing first over all is an energy-sapping waste of effort. Perhaps more disturbingly, it persists among the players.
“I don’t care if we win the Presidents’ Trophy, or we finish first by 20 points,” Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun said last weekend. “I’m here to play for the Cup. No one’s going to remember who won the Presidents’ Trophy.”
Or, as Randy McKay, a Devils defenseman, put it in 2000, “Who cares?”
Even the coaches of the teams now vying for the Presidents’ Trophy seem lukewarm about the honor.
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