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10-01-2003, 05:04 AM
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Mathieu Lavergne
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Originally Posted by SwedenRulez
I don't think a power-foward absolutely needs to have a LOT of pims because toughness doesn't mean penalty IMO. A player can check an other player very hard and not deserves a penalty. Also, using your size and pushing other players to go to the net isn't an illegal thing. I agree that Hossa doesn't check very hard, but the PIMs is not a factor in my definition of Power-Foward IMO.
That's why I said usually as I consider Jeff O'neill to be a powerforward, yet, he doesn't have a lot of penalty minutes same for Iginla.

With that being said, Darz is right, there is no clear definition of what a powerforward is. However, I think most (not all) of my criterias need to apply to a said player to call him a powerforward. Remember, this is my opinion not the bonafide truth. However, I do think there is no way you can call Marcel Hossa a powerforward.

Plek, for the 5 players, marksman2 named the 5 I wanted.

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