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PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 02: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks attends a press conference after the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime in Game Three of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn't want to talk about the injury that forced him to scratch forward Marian Hossa from the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. And why not? ''I think that's self-explanatory,'' Quenneville said, once again declining to explain the secrecy that is as much a part of the NHL culture as playoff beards and Zambonis. Hossa's surprise scratch from Game 3 and the one-word explanation - ''upper'' - for the part of his body that was injured is part of a long-running cat-and-mouse game NHL teams play. The theory goes that any revealing information about injuries could become a competitive disadvantage. Hossa is expected to play in Game 4, Quenneville said Tuesday, but only after making it clear that ''I'm not going to get (into) exactly what the injury is or where it occurred.'' ''It's sort of a secret society in the hockey world and in the injury world,'' Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland said. ''You don't want other teams having any i...
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