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07-02-2012, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post
We could use more players like Neil, who are truly tough to play against, not less. Fortunately we have a few players in the system that are similar kinds of players to Neil. If we look simply at the nasty players I mentioned Gryba, Borowiecki, Blood, Dziurzynski and Kramer) none of those players would be considered pure enforcers. All are big hitters and all can contribute either offensively and/or defensively. We are actually in a good position because the toughness that we lost from losing Carkner and Konopka can actually be replaced by players in the system that can contribute in more ways that just toughness.
I agree with your premise. I like the tough play as much as the next guy, I think Murray does too. There will be more than enough toughness coming up through the ranks. Which ones will seize the opportunity, I love watching internal competition from the kids as much as I do against other teams.

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