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02-02-2011, 08:12 AM
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Swept In Seven
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
And having Orr play 5-6 minutes a night would change that how? Would Orr fighting Engelland somehow have stopped all the other pens players from playing hard?

You want to know how to counter the other team's goon? Skate away. Prust doesn't need to fight Engelland. What purpose did that serve last night? None.

I have no problem with players who contribute by fighting, but they need to also be able to contribute in other ways. Boogaard cannot. Orr cannot. We seem to be the only team in the league that can't solve the "enforcer" problem. We got rid of Orr and signed Brashear, who was a disaster. So we traded for Shelley, who everyone grew to like because he actually contributed on the forecheck. But we let him walk and signed Boogaard, who's sole contribution is fighting, and he didn't even do that all that well before getting hurt.

On this team's list of problems, replacing Boogaard is at the very bottom. Maybe instead we could worry about fixing our PP.
yeah i would rather get a big shot from the point instead of some goon who can't skate

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