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10-05-2008, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MW View Post
Granted, I'm really in favour of fighting as a reaction to on-ice situations more than as a sideshow, but I think that having these guys who *shouldn't* be fighting, but are willing and able to fight, is more useful than dressing 2 or 3 guys to do the job. Yeah, you need to have your big enforcer to counter the other team's guy, but the middleweight fights are generally more of a reactionary thing than anything else.
Exactly.

Phaneuf, Regehr or Iginla aren't 'supposed' to fight, but the threat of them being able to drop the gloves and stand up to someone trying to take liberties with them is seen as a positive.

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