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09-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
Your centers might be bigger, but I don't see that as being a problem. My centers are significantly tougher than yours are. Kennedy is tougher than any of your centers despite being a good bit smaller, Reay was known as a tough little sparkplug, Stemkowski(the biggest of all the centers when era is considered) was consistently around 70-80PIM. Nilsson took his licks and proved he could play a North American game, but didn't dole anything out. Horvath has no toughness as far as I know, and neither do Burns or Yelle.
If the Winnipeg centers' idea of "using their size" is to play gritty and take a bunch of penalties, they are welcome to it. Size down the middle is much more than a toughness advantage. Guys like Burns and Yelle were tough to play against where it counted -- shutting down the opponent's best players -- rather than in the penalty box.

Besides, the Twins have plenty of grit on the wings and defense. This is a Cherry team, they aren't getting pushed around.

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