Derek Boogaard Pro and Con
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11-05-2010, 09:13 AM
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You just don't get it...
In last night's game Boog negates Shelley. That allows Prust to kick Carcillo's can without having to worry about facing Shelley. Haven't you noticed how well Prust is playing because he doesn't need to be the "enforcer". He plays hard and now has the "luxury" of dropping the gloves if it serves a purpose.
Is it coincidence that our boys are playing much more spirited this year? Maybe...maybe not.
Boog is not keeping us from winning the Stanley Cup; he's providing some protection while the rest of the team goes about that pursuit without having to constantly worry about who's going to defend them. It's always nice to have the toughest father on the block.
On the ice or not, Boog's name in the lineup serves a purpose.
thats a nice thought and all but its fundamentally flawed
you're making the assumption that a Prust type player is being detered by Shelly...why would prust be anymore detered by shelly than carcillo is by Boogaard?
answer: they're not
and that's precisely my point...the avery's, carcillo's and prusts of the league do not care about the presence of boogaards and shelly's....the culture of the new NHL allows them to elect NOT to fight someone they're pretty sure will pound their skull in
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