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07-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Der Jaeger View Post
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.
Yet if Gaustad (or lets call it Scott or McCormick for this year) is on the ice is it unreasonable to expect him to fight instead of Vanek or Pommer?

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