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01-12-2012, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by
Eyes of Orpik
I have respect for these guys, they are team players. Laraque was a great Penguin, Godard was a great guy on this team and I'm hoping MacIntyre gets the chance to do the same. Believe me, most Pens fans appreciate toughness.
Pens have players like Asham and Engelland that can step up and fight, MacIntyre spends most of his games in the press box, or getting 7 minutes a night with no challengers to fight him. If he goes to WBS, he will have challengers and ice time. So really, I know you are a huge MacIntyre fan, but you should look at this as a great oppurtunity for him to get some ice time and some scraps in the AHL. Steve MacIntyre will be in the NHL again, maybe as a Pittsburgh Penguin this season.
Thanks for the kind words and explanation. Yeah, I'm a huge BigMac and believer in the enforcers for the win fan. It kinda saddens me, seeing all these great locker-room guys getting waived but as you said I will look at it as a chance for guys like BigMac:
The AHL will help improving his game soon he will have same scraps with guys like Orr making sure both aren't getting rusty with their fists and hopefully asap we'll see them back in the NHL again. Hope, both will tear it up in the AHL might as well watch some AHL games from now on.
I'm also a big believer in toughness cause otherwise the rats will take over the game and especially young guns will be targeted like never before. Shanahan is not the on ice policy so he will not bring the same fear factor as an enforcer...OFF ICE POLICY will protect nothing.
but lets be patient the enforcers will be back and I think next season will be their revival.
I think the right mixture is key here. All toughness or all skill is gonna get you far, you need skilled and tough guys. Even Babs admitted, how important the Wings grit has been in order to win the big prize at the end. You guys, gals bet the Wings with a combination of skill and grit wearing us down easily.
Looking back at the previous cup winners all had some sort of grit on their team.
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