Thread: Team Toughness
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07-02-2012, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post
I mentioned him in my opening post. Both Methot and Lattendresse are physical players, so they do add to the overall toughness of the roster.
Yeah, I wasn't necessarily going against anything you said, more just supporting the argument that while we lost some toughness, we gained some as well.

Also: some of the toughness we lost were fringe players, and some of the toughness we gained are regular players. Also a plus: I think that you need toughness on a team, but you need to be sure they cal play regularly, first. Like you said, that's why guys like Neil are so immensely valuable, guys who can play AND play tough are rare. Anyone can go out and bring in a thug up front to play 5-7mins / game as a forward, or 10-12 minutes / game as a defenceman, but the tough guys who can play all game, without being sheltered... THOSE are the valuable guys. Not the 6/7th defencemen, or the 12th/13th forwards.

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