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by Paul on 03/03/14 at 10:10 AM ET
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
“Of course, of course, I know what goes around this,” John Tortorella said after the Canucks dropped a 4-2 decision to the Ottawa Senators. “I get that. And we as a coaching staff talked a lot about it.
“But we’re at such short strokes here. Before this game, the way Eddie was playing, I thought it was our best chance to get these two points. But I also understand all the stuff going around it.”
And that’s what made the decision to start Lack all the more incomprehensible.
Sunday, when the attention of the faithful should have been occupied elsewhere, the long-dormant Canucks’ goaltending soap opera sprang back to life, which was a neat trick by itself. But this time it also took on hideous new dimensions. This time it felt even weirder.
From the moment Lack was introduced as the starting goalie — with choruses of “Lou” rattling around the Dome — to the final horn, Tortorella’s decision to start the rookie over the decorated veteran completely took over the game.
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