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07-14-2010, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
We really didn't...

Lappy 26 majors
Carcillo 17 majors
Asham 14 majors
Hartnell 7 majors
Richards 5 majors (4 fights? 1 was the hit on Booth)
Powe 2 majors
Gagne 1 major (reaction to the hit in Ottawa)
Pronger 1 major
Briere 1 major (hit in Colorado, right?)
Giroux 1 major
OKT 1 major

Fighting is part of Richards game. One of those fights was answering to Booth for his hit (good on him for manning up) at that. He picks his spots. Hartnell is going to continue to go, it's part of his game... we really didn't have this problem of our "stars" dropping the gloves. The instigator has completely nullified the usefulness of the enforcer in hockey.
Sad, because the use of enforcers is why Wayne Gretzky was more or less left alone for the most part. "Lay a hand on our elites and you get a beat down."

Matt Cooke last year absolutely proved why the instigator penalty is a complete waste. Plus the fact that the refs are so inconsistent when it comes to handing it out.

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