I propose that a Shootout Specialist is worth more to a team than a Goon
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04-03-2011, 07:40 PM
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In the playoffs a SO specialist is useless since there are no SO in the playoffs. So playoffs I pick goon.
For the regular season I think it depends on the team you are playing. For instance against Broduer I would want to have Avery in the lineup and a "goon" like Boogard to provide a spark and drop the gloves. Even vs a team like Montreal who have crashed the net a lot vs us and have had altercations with Lundqvist. When your playing a team who has a goon like Avery, Tucker, Carcillo etc. you should have a goon to counter that.
Personally I wouldn't want a goon on my team. I rather have a fighter who can play on special teams, be reliable in his own end, and can provide some offense. Like Brandon Prust, Milan Lucic, Eric Lindros. You don't have to be a 30 or even a 20 goal scorer but be able to fight and have some assets to your game.
goons are irrelevant in the playoffs, 90% of the time they're scratched. The other 10%, well you can ask Blair Betts' jaw about that.
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