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06-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Hampshire
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There's also a difference between grit and being dirty. Marchand punching Sedin in the face and Lucic punching Burrows in the back of the head is not grit.
I know what you mean, but you underestimate our defense (where our top 4 is entirely made out of big, gritty guys), our bottom 6, and our second line. Callahan and Dubinsky are gritty without being dirty. Prust is Prust. Fedotenko is another guy who is gritty without being dirty. If Boyle throws the body like he did in the first half of the season for this season against that's another bruising presence.
If the Bruin's were so much grittier than us we wouldn't have hung with them and won the season series, simple as that.
That's playoff hockey...less is called and both teams took liberties before, during after the whistle.
Our Top 4 does not protect the front of the net the way the Bruins do, as i said earlier teams don't pay a price for playing in the Rangers end and that has to change.
And we took the season series from the Caps by a much bigger margin...Playoff Hockey Its Just Different.
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