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07-25-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jamers View Post
Except Crosby has fought. See the video above of Crosby sticking up for Malkin. Yes, every player has his role, but sometimes players need to step outside of their comfort zone -- which clearly our team was not prepared or willing to do when it happened.
Crosby fighting isn't stepping out of his character or comfort zone though. Role? Yes. But he's also always been a guy who initiates physical play. The Sedins, Stamkos, Kane, etc. are guys that you won't see fighting.
Really, the guy on the ice who should be taking the bulk of the heat for not responding is Gaustad. He wore an A. That was part of his role. Should Vanek have done more? Maybe, but that's not his job -- Goose was right there, and that was his job, and he didn't do it.

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