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07-25-2012, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
Yea... im crazy for wanting the leaders on this team to stand up for their teammates, especially in an incident like the Lucic one...

yea... im crazy

Im not asking vanek to take 5 minute majors every 3-5 games... im talking about a specific incident. You don't get a free pass because of your skill set, or how much money you make. When your goalie gets obliterated... or any player for that matter gets run like that... then you step up. if that "lightbulb" doesn't go off immediately, then that's a guy you don;t need,.

so if the same incident happened tomorrow, and Vanek reacts the same way... again... you're ok with that?

im not


So you would rather our star scorer first takes himself out of the game for 5 minutes, and risks himself being injured? That makes no sense. For a guy like Vanek, you should be expecting to make them pay on the scoreboard, not by dropping the gloves. You should be disappointed that Vanek and the other skilled players didn't stick it to boston by putting up points on them. Expecting him to get into a fight in this situation would be like expecting Sidney Crosby, or Steve Stamkos, or the Sedins to get into a fight. It's not going to happen. You expecting that type of player to get into a fight is both unreasonable and ignorant. Those players won't take themselves out of the game OR risk getting injured just to get their face bashed in by a goon. If you want proof, go on the Penguins board and ask if the Pens fans would expect the same from Crosby. They'd laugh you out of their boards. So yes it IS crazy to expect that out of a player like vanek. Sure you can expect it out of a Gaustad, Tropp, Weber, Regehr, Kaleta, or even Myers to an extent, but there is no reason to expect that out of Vanek or Pomminville.

At this point, I would have to say this to your thinking that Vanek should fight ANYONE:

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