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Predators claim Brian McGrattan from ANA, Waive Stortini
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10-12-2011, 05:38 PM
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Enforcers like McGrattan fight other enforcers. We can look forward to McGrattan v Parros ... McGrattan v Reeves .... McGrattan v Shelley ... other than than that we can expect McGrattan v pressbox seat.
He doesn't bring grit or toughness, he brings a sideshow when we play other teams with a goon. Once the guys start standing up for each other we'll have some toughness ... adding McGrattan does nothing for overall toughness.
When goons fight other teams goons in response to a cheap shot delivered by a different player earlier in the game or in a previous game they are still making the opposing team accountable for their cheap shot. For example if Backes delivers a cheap hit to a Preds player then later on Mcgrattan pumps Reaves in a fight, guys in the Blues locker room won't be to pleased that Reaves had to take a beating for Backes cheap shot and Backes will think twice before he delivers another cheap shot to a predator player in the future.
McGrattan isn't as terrible as he used to be, his skating has improved a ton since his days with the Sens and hes one of the top fighters in the game.
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