Thread: Confirmed with Link: Krys Barch traded to Florida
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12-07-2011, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by joelnmich View Post
Who didn't have a bit of fun watching Barch's first few games in the league? Hit everything (on a team that had quit), fight everyone...play with teeth smashed out from a Chelios high-stick. There's something admirable about a player in the best league in the world who still never stops trying to earn his spot. A lot of the current, much more talented, players on the Stars could use a bit more of that giddy-up in their game.
But that's just it Joel. He didn't play like that ever again. He came up, impressed everyone with his reckless abandon, and then parlayed that into what seemed to be an indefinite roster spot no matter what he did. If Barch had continued to play the way he did when he first had to prove himself I doubt anyone would dislike him or his presence on the team. Of course he probably also would've been badly injured in short order. Then again he did get seriously injured eventually just from being a bad fighter so...

The bottom line is that if you're going to take the spot of someone who can actually play hockey, you'd damn well better be an above-average fighter.

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