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08-18-2011, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Pronger plays a mean game because of his stickwork, I don't think I would associate him in any way with being tough. I can't recall the last time he fought. He uses reach, smarts and a mean straek to be effective, but he isn't a guy that will constantly punish guys. Not like say Komisarek in his big year(07-08) where he was intimidating with hisw hits. You say they are not big hits, when was the last time you saw Pronger paste anybody?

I think you vastly underrate O'byrne and his impact, I don't think he was ever used to maximum capacities here because JM didn't have confidence in him and he knew it. You have to trust your players and instill that in them, JM always had OB looking over his shoulder for the next benching/healthy scratch.
Not a JM thing, stop with JM (he has his flaws, but not on this one IMO), O'byrne was playing the same way under Carbo. You just showed that being mean doesn't equal to hit with Pronger, he is nasty and not just with the stick, but with the elbow, gloves in faces, pushing alot of guys especially in front of the net(IMO that's what a guy need to do to be mean, not just hitting). I'm pretty sure Pronger is much more intimidating than Komisarek or O'byrne. If you want nasty, mean hitting though, just compare Komisarek and O'byrne when they were on the same team at the same time, it wasn't the same thing at all. There is different way of being intimidating and mean, O'byrne has none.

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