Habs management doesn't get it...(umpteenth toughness thread)
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09-05-2011, 06:12 AM
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If I had to guess, that would be #1 reason why players are still OK with fighting, they probably feel more secure.
I mean, 80% of them dont even have a fight per season, why would they be OK with fighting if not for that insecurity
Pretty fair guess imo, but I think people underestimate the value they can provide by allowing skill players to focus more on their skilled game.
The poll is telling, because the players polled were not all fighters, so even those who don't fight still believe it has a purpose. I personally believe hockey's unique nature requires some policing amongst those who participate. I think the players largely agree.
Not only that, but guys like Moen/White of the habs would gain the most if we employed one ourselves. I think Moen is a very good player playing a role he's not 100% suited for, if we had a true heavyweight he would instantly benefit from this. Knowing he doesn't have to answer the bell every time would give him some added mental confidence and obviously provide some physical protection from wear and tear over the long haul.
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