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03-22-2012, 05:07 PM
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Burke waived Orr because Rosehill is a better player, he can at least keep up with the play.
That's exactly my point. Orr is the better fighter but Rosehill is the better player. That's the evolution of enforcers that is slowly but surely taking place across the NHL. Now this may not be the best exemple but you know what i mean
Gaustad isn't a guy that will add toughness, he fights like he is 5'9" 170lbs. what did he do when Lucic ran over Miller...SFA.
What ? Gaustad may not be the toughest guy in the league but he isn't afraid to get his nose dirty. The guy dropped them against Neil , Boulton , Lucic , Prust ect. He's also in the middle of scrums more often than not. To say that Paul Gaustad doesn't add any toughness is like saying Moen doesn't either. That doesn't compute. Just because he isn't the best fighter doesn't mean he isn't tough. And that's on top of all the other skills he possess (good defensively/on the pk , lay big hits , get under the opponent skin , produce decently for a bottom 6 forward , good leader ect). I'd take all those attributes and some toughness before the ability to hang with Lucic , Scott ect.
There is a reason why he went for a 1st at the deadline. The guy is a premium bottom 6 forward who does a bit of everything
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