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04-12-2011, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
I hardly think that providing a heavy as a means of reducing the strain on Prust constitutes coddling him. As I said, it's only a matter of time.
Not to sound insensitive, but so what? Yeah, he may get hurt at some point. But so might anyone who fights. Brashear and Boogaard are both "heavies" and both got hurt. Even Orr missed time this year due to injuries. Bringing in a heavy doesn't make Prust any safer because he's still going to stand up to anyone and everyone.

We should be more concerned with our skill players blocking shots and breaking bones than we should be about Prust potentially getting hurt in a fight. As much as I like Prust, he isn't more important to this team than Callahan or Dubinsky, both of whom have missed time the last 2 years due to broken bones from blocking shots.

If you can find a heavyweight version of Prust, I'd be all for it. But barring that, I have no interest. If a player's sole contribution is fighting, I don't want him on this team.

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