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11-12-2011, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs13 View Post
Hense Blunden's lack of ice time since the big hit. JM out.
Yeah the big hit that completely turned the game in the favour of the Rangers.

JM doesn't dislike physical play nor does he dislike big hits. (another one of those perpetuate JM myths). I've heard him countless times talk about finishing your checks.

But he, nor do any other coaches in the NHL want players to get out of position to go for the big hit and rightly so. The best physical defencemen in the NHL know how to deliver big hits but not at the expense of getting out of position and creating a scoring chance against in the process. Emelin will figure this out with time.

OP, good post, interesting stuff in there.

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