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When Edmonton Oilers forward Raffi Torres knocked out Milan Michalek with a late hit to the head back in the 2006 playoffs, it ended a promising season for the Sharks' young rookie forward.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v0KC91Wuz2k It also served as a major momentum shifter in the series, as it destabilized the chemistry of Sharks lineup combinations, which up to that point in the season had been functioning with great efficiency. The Oilers went on to win the series 4-2.Whoever plays the Ottawa Senators this season would do well to keep this historical lesson in mind. I'm by no means advocating taking a player out or playing outside the rules of the game, but I am suggesting that just as Michalek played a surprisingly important role on the Sharks offence that season, his importance to the potential playoff success of the Ottawa Senators this season will be even greater, Limiting, containing or otherwise impeding him could go a long way to ending the Senators storybook season....
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