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02-15-2010, 09:17 PM
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Have you ever noticed almost all enforcers are forwards??? (Shelley, Parros, Orr, etc...)
Lets look at Murray for example: Murray dose not fight anymore. Murray only fought because he was trying to earn a starting spot on the roster. When was the last time he fought?
Murray doesn't fight because he's playing the role of a top 4 defenseman. We don't want him to fight, as we'd have to play a bottom pairing D man more often. Also, notice someone like Clowe. This is a bit of a stretch but I seem to recall him fighting more when he was in his slump (beginning of the season) and when he is on the 3rd line.

Basically, if you don't get much time to begin with and are less depended on, you're more apt to fight. If your job is to be a top 4 or top 6 forward you are less apt to fight.

Murray got bumped, and therefore he doesn't fight as much. Lastly, if Murray got hurt in a fight it would REALLy hurt this team defensively.

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