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07-25-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HiddenInLight View Post
Point at Gaustad then. That was part of his role AND he wore a letter. Again, each player needs to stick within his role, and show them that they can't be intimidated through their own Role. Scorers should have put up more points, run tim thomas out of net! Hitters shouldn't have let a single bruins player touch the puck without getting flattened. Fighters should have fought. I could understand being upset that the team took NO action, but expecting even the skilled players to fight is just stupid. Again, go ask the Pens board if they would expect that of Crosby. Youd get laughed out of there, maybe even get a Trolling infraction. Thats how insanely stupid the idea is.
I disagree. You're talking about roles under the regular circumstances of the game. Eg: Crosby shouldn't fight. Neither should Vanek. Neither should go into a game with their radar on, looking for a fight. In that case, we agree.

The Lucic situation was novel. It's not something that happens each game. The Neil hit was novel. These aren't actions that are expected. Under those circumstances, the players on the ice should act.

Teams don't run Miller like Lucic did a lot. When they do, the players on the ice should take exception to it and fight. If that means Vanek, Pominville, Stafford, etc. get into one or two fights a year, so be it. It's not like asking them to completely change their game.

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