Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Mike Blunden called up
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12-14-2011, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TheWhiteIdea View Post
Blunden brings a physical dimension that Darche can not.
Physicality can be a very useful tool when used well (see: Cole, Erik), but in and of itself it is not a goal and does not make a player better. Blunden is great at making hits that have no impact on the play because the puck is long gone. He's otherwise an AHL caliber player.

Bringing something "different" does not have inherent value and does not equate to "better".

Originally Posted by TheWhiteIdea View Post
he will drop the gloves if needed to protect teammates, albeit not with much skill.
This, OTOH, is pretty much useless except as fan entertainment.

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