Debating merits of winning President's Trophy

Debating merits of winning President's Trophy
March 30, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The Bruins lead the St. Louis Blues in the race for the most points in the NHL and the President's Trophy that goes with it.

Still, does that really matter? On Postgame Live, Tony Amonte said it's not the trophy, it's what the most points gets you in the playoffs that's important.

"You don't care about the President's Trophy," Amonte said. "What you do care about is first place in the league and getting home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final."

Felger wondered if home-ice really matters in the playoffs.

"I think it mattered last year with the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final," Amonte said. "I think it would've been a different series if they had played those first two games at home. [The Bruins lost to the Blackhawks in six games.]"

Again, Felger wondered if the Bruins shouldn't be resting veterans, such as Zdeno Chara, down the stretch instead of trying to out-point the Blues.

"It depends on how Chara feels," Amonte said. "I'm sure there's open dialogue with the coaching staff as to how [Chara] is feeling. You just don't see them resting guys anymore."

Don't look for Felger to be celebrating a President's Trophy. In fact, "I do not give a rat's ass about the President's Trophy," he said.

Well, OK then.