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07-14-2010, 06:07 PM
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If goons were necessary then they'd play in the playoffs. And I like fighting. But there are plenty of guys that know how to skate, pass, and shoot that can also drop the gloves.
I'm not a huge fan of fighting, but I do enjoy watching a fight if it's a legitimate fight -- like the guys really, truly, are pissed off about something. I still remember a fight from a few years back between Hatcher and Souray where one (or both) of 'em had done something to piss the other off and they really went at it. I also appreciate fights that are spawned from the flow of the game...
However, the vast majority of the fights have nothing to do with anything. Riley Cote would dress... and go and fight in his limited minutes... and then go sit on the bench. He didn't fight to protect anyone the majority of the time... he went and fought because that was why he has a professional hockey contract, so that is what he did;
he found the other team's fighter and fought him.
I respect the courage and all, but that's just plain boring.
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