Thread: Proposal: Fourth Line Enforcer
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07-30-2012, 01:30 PM
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geehaad
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Originally Posted by Blueline Bomber View Post
If we're going to grab an enforcer, it better be someone who can has a clue what to do on skates. Though I still believe an enforcer is a waste of a roster spot. Maybe as a 13th forward, but not someone I'd give regular time to.
I was hoping something would soon come along that I could agree with you, and this fits the bill nicely.

I've been religiously watching the game for well over 10 years, and the more years that separate me from my initial assessments of hockey and now, the less sense an "enforcer" makes to me. I just don't see why an opposing team would care at all that my team has one, whether he is on the ice or not, nor how good he was at beating other player's brains in. There are just too many ways that players legitimately avoid such "justice" to justify the expenditure in terms of salary, playing time, and the roster spot.

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