DENVER - Many teams tend to view the regular season as a dress rehearsal for the postseason.
Generally, it's the top tier teams in that situation, those teams that sit at or near the top of the league heading into the season such as the Tampa Bay Lightning that are able to take some of that approach. Provided expectations are met during the 82-game schedule, there are times in which perhaps the coaching staff will preach about consistency and looking to get the team in line for how they want them to play.
But there are also moments or stretches within the season that the coaching staff might l...
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