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12-09-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Alistar View Post
Ever since A. Smith got there they've been the best team in that league. They have the best goal differential in the ECHL by a solid margin and are tied for the best points percentage despite a slow start... and having accrued like twice as many penalty minutes as alot of the other teams. Does Idaho have alot of fighters on the team or are they just really undisciplined?

Austin Smith is far and away the best guy on the ice for either team during games but there is a lot of talent here this year. From what I have seen live and other roster lists Idaho has to be a the top or near the top of the league as far as having AHL talent. Great for being top of the league now but not grea when the lockout ends and everyone goes back to the AHL and we get to watch out of work guys play the rest of the year.
The slow start was mostly on Besko who was less than stellar. Since Robinson took over the top spot they have been winning and Besko has picked up his game as well.
As far as tough guys.....not really. Just a lot of hard nosed guys who are probably pissed that they are even the ECHL year. Fights don't really hurt anything if you have a deep team. Both guys going to the box and rarely creating a power play. No harm no foul.

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