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06-16-2011, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by schwartzy View Post
yup, you're right. i've been preaching this for years....pretty much since the early to mid 90's. people just don't understand, it's not about havin' goons. it's about having guy's on your team that can play and take care of themselves and their teammates. Thorton exemplifies this. Clowe exemplifies this. Larry Robinson exemplified this. There are many more past and present players that, again, exemplify this.

I would also argue someone, like Travis Moen, would be much more effective as a third or fourth line with someone like Thorton on the team. Heck, it would certainly insulate some of the smaller top six players; it's just the way things are. Montreal won a lot of cups with tough and effective players in the line-up. Again, a goon is a misunderstanding of what we need in my opinion.
That's exactly my opinion we don't need goons, just some more physical tough player that can play a good level of hockey and stand up for themselves and their teammates.

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