Thread: Post-Game Talk: GM#2 ,,, Hawks 5 - Stars 2
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10-09-2011, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by EbonyRaptor View Post
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.

The one mistake though was giving him his shifts on defense. He should have had his 2 shifts a period at forward where any errors have less impact. Look at the other minimum skill heavies (living or not) of recent times, nearly all are forwards.

On that note imagine vs Vancouver or St.Louis the 4th line of Mayers, Carcillo and Scott.

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