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02-13-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
Again, winning and being especially tough/fighting don't go hand in hand. Having guys like Konopka, Orr, Rosehill, etc. is not really contributing to any success, nor does it make the Leafs a tougher team to play against in any way. It might satisfy your own blood lust to see a PK Subban get some street justice for touching one of our stars, but if you truly want a "tough" team, you're better off building with guys who can persevere and play their own game in light of being run (a la Detroit) or you should be building a roster that can handle themselves from the top to the bottom, like Boston. Having some goons sitting around taking up a 4th line role doesn't add anything to a winning formula. If prospects like Bigg and Ross pan out, those are the elements you'd ideally be looking for for team toughness. Not this goon ****.

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