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01-29-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by larek View Post
which are the pure goos? theyve played hockey there whole lives - its not like someone straight of the street who played a bit as a kid
A pure goon is a guy who cant handle a regular shift, even on the fourth line without being a liability in the NHL.

Look at Derek Boogard (RIP) his career high in the WHL was a one goal season, he might have been playing his hockey his whole life, but even in junior he knew what role he had to take on if he wanted to make the NHL.

Look at Steve MacIntyre... scored 14 goals in the CEHL (what the hell is that?, beer league?) but the rest of his career is like 1 or 2 goal seasons in jr ,the AHL, ECHL, UHL, CHL, no matter where he went.

But really anyone who is in the NHL and plays less than 5 minutes a night and accumulates a multitude of fighting majors is a goon as far as NHL standards goes. If they aren't bringing enough skill to take a regular shift, and are merely their for their fighting, they might be good beer league guys, but at the NHL level they are a goon.

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