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09-25-2010, 02:23 PM
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The difference between Clune and Cliffy to me isn't that they both will fight or agitate or run around and generally get things going, the difference to me is where they will flesh out as NHLers. Clune is pretty good and I like him, I want to see him on the team but Cliffy is capable of doing what he does and still has the ability to be much more given time and opportunity.
I still see Cliffy getting sent down before Clune but, I posted what I thought could happen or wanted to see happen. We are truly neck deep in character guys and that is a great thing, I just want to see us make a serious effort to develop skill guys too but is another discussion.
Yeah, I agree with that. Clune is going to chip in the occasional goal, but he is pretty much a straight forward agitator.
Clifford is more of a physical presence than an agitator. Agitator's are a dime a dozen. Clifford has the abilities to become more of a poor man's Dustin Brown. Maybe better, who knows.
He just needs to get his head on straight and start showing it. I know he wants to be noticed and all of that, I just think he is going about it the wrong way. He needs to take these pre-season games and just play his game. His game is not trying to drop the gloves with everyone that has a pulse.
If the situation was reversed, and someone was sucker-punching one of our guys, people would be singing a different tune. You just don't start punching a guy that doesn't want to fight (and this includes enforcers) unless you are giving retribution for a dirty hit or something.
Heavyweights don't like fighting non-heavies, especially a kid trying to make a name for himself. Ivanans was the same way. I remember him telling someone not to drop the gloves, they did anyways and got beat down.
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