WAKE UP!! GAME 4! Forget about last game. Can’t dwell on the past, especially now. Come out firing and get the split in Tampa! Then we take it back to Denver for a chance at Glory on Friday! I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL FUCKING WIN!!! 6 pm MT/8 EDT

I get that people want to us to win 2 straight and hoist the cup, but you've got to think about the longevity of the series. Not every game is a "must win," even though we really want them to. The true "must win" game is game 6, and that's if we lose the next two straight, which I don't think will happen. If you think about the longevity of the series you understand why Darcy is in the net tonight and not Frankie. We might need Frankie for games 5, 6, or 7. It doesn't make sense to play all our cards in a desperate move to win one game. It's a best of 7 series for a reason, it's more like a game of chess than it is a mad sprint to the finish line. I say it's 50/50 if Kadri plays tonight, and it doesn't make sense for Burky to fly out to Tampa for one day just to fly back to Denver. Leave him in Denver, let him heal. My bet is that BOTH Burky and Kadri play game 5.

Just to clarify, I really want us to win, and I want us to win the next two, but with people recovering from injuries and playing backup goalies, you have to be able to think ahead of games down the road and getting the optimal players for those games, which I think Bedzy and Sakic are doing really well.

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