Thread: Post-Game Talk: GM#2 ,,, Hawks 5 - Stars 2
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10-09-2011, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by brevard View Post
You think having a heavy in the lineup is not a great help to letting the middles do there jobs?
Well I guess there is simply nothing I can say to that other than WOW.
I'm with Brevard on this one. Having Scott dressed against certain teams does make a difference. He is a deterent. That doesn't mean an Ott won't cleanly hit Saad or Hammer - Ott has his job to do too. But Ott knows Scott is ready and willing to pummel him whether Ott accepts his invitation or not. In the two games against Dallas - a team notorious for extra curricular activity - none of our star players got abused. Deterence is like an insurance policy - complain about the cost when you don't need it but it's sure nice to have when you do.

Besides - Scott took who's position in the lineup - Olesz? Big whoop! I won't whine if Scott get's replaced on the 23-man roster, but to say he adds nothing is to ignore the potentiality of what could happen to our star players if he wasn't there.

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