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01-15-2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLegendkiller View Post
The Pens in 08 and 09 had toughness on it, Orpik, Kunitz, finishing checks, and Vancouver's 4th line was tearing the Western Conference a new ******* before they faced Boston, Raffi Torress and co. were wrecking teams. Hell even Detroit has Stuart and Kronwall that will lay out hits. Granted they aren't the toughest team but they aren't soley skill-based. Plus, playing like the Detroit Red Wings won't work in the East right now when Boston and New York are the two best teams.
toughness is fine, penalty minutes are not. If a player takes a bunch of roughing, elbowing, USC penalties, he has no place on a Cup winning team.

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