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BillDineen 01-23-2012 09:51 AM

Do Enforcers Protect Stars?
 
This is the pro argument for having an enforcer in your lineup. Do you believe it?

BillDineen 01-23-2012 09:52 AM

With Flyers getting concussed left, right and center whether or not Shelley plays his 2 minutes, for me it is a big NO.

Mansfield 01-23-2012 10:38 AM

not anymore, no.

The trend we're leaning towards is having a tough team helps protect stars. Nobody is going to take a run at Tyler Seguin because they'll have to answer to Chara, McQuaid, Horton, Lucic, and Thornton...none of which are really heavyweights. All of those guys can actually play the game and are just tough as well.

xking23 01-23-2012 10:43 AM

Not 2 minute playing enforcers, but as Mansfield said, having tough players on the team protects star. As a sens fan, during the Winnipeg game when Karlsson got hit into the boards by Kane. The next shift of Kane's Ottawa had Neil, Carkner and Smith on the ice. Neil ended up... fighting.. Kane. Basically if you can have tough players that can play the game as a regular player that is what you need. You can no longer really have those 2 minute fighters anymore.

Jocke 01-23-2012 11:56 AM

Do they protect stars? No.
Do they sell tickets? Yes.

VeddarRants 01-23-2012 12:02 PM

No. Look at all the stars being knocked out.

Enforcers today are good for retaliation and momentum boosts, but prevention? There's too many cases of top players getting rocked to say that enforcers, as a whole, do the job as what it was originally perceived to be.

wej20 01-23-2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mansfield (Post 42961087)
not anymore, no.

The trend we're leaning towards is having a tough team helps protect stars. Nobody is going to take a run at Tyler Seguin because they'll have to answer to Chara, McQuaid, Horton, Lucic, and Thornton...none of which are really heavyweights. All of those guys can actually play the game and are just tough as well.

That's great but they're only a certain number of the players to go around and the Bruins seem to have half of them :laugh:.

SgtJoseph 01-23-2012 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillDineen (Post 42959543)
With Flyers getting concussed left, right and center whether or not Shelley plays his 2 minutes, for me it is a big NO.

If they abolish the 3rd man in rule and bring legitimate "enforcement" back in the league that will change !The 70s Flyers had a few enforcers that would protect Clarke, Mccleish, etc ? Quite effectively with no helmets.

kyle evs48 01-23-2012 08:32 PM

No. They stage fights on faceoffs.

Mathradio 01-23-2012 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SgtJoseph (Post 42994517)
If they abolish the 3rd man in rule and bring legitimate "enforcement" back in the league that will change !The 70s Flyers had a few enforcers that would protect Clarke, Mccleish, etc ? Quite effectively with no helmets.

Abolish the instigator as well.

Mystlyfe 01-24-2012 12:01 AM

Not unless Matt Bradley counts as an enforcer. :sarcasm:

Benny FTW 01-24-2012 12:15 AM

Heavy Weights that only fight Heavy weights and only play 4mins? No
Players like a Chris Neil that can fight and play? Yes

Blind Gardien 01-24-2012 08:08 AM

I can't believe anybody could vote "yes" in the modern hockey world.

Eisen 01-24-2012 10:42 AM

Not anymore.

Habsterix* 01-24-2012 09:51 PM

I know that people try to be creative on finding reasons to vote no, but I honestly don't know one enforcer who wouldn't go after a player taking a shot at a star on his team. Not one.

If the question is if enforcers keep hockey from happening (hits), no they don't.

Epoch 01-24-2012 10:37 PM

Not in today's league.

thadd 01-24-2012 11:06 PM

How can they if most of them are never on the ice?


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