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01-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Johnny Hanson
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Originally Posted by Bileur View Post
Thanks for the info.

Other than Neil, all of those guys would get severly beat down by Lucic. I expect Boston to push us around this year, while Konopka didnt bring much other than organized fights, he did play a role for us, and Carkner was arguably the best in the league, you have to be realistic about these things. Smith can take on a guy like Horton, but Horton is only Boston's 5th or 6th option, while Smith is our 2nd option. Neil can only do so much.

Not to mention that I would not want Cowen fighting guys like Lucic anyways. I was usually ok with a star defenseman like Chara fighting because he at least had a huge size advantage over anyone, Cowen is on a level playing field in size and significantly less experienced as a fighter that Lucic types (or even Chara early in his career).

Gryba has been a dissapointment in the fighting/enforcing department, I hope Sdao can take on a bit of that when he makes the jump to the pros. It's past time to be looking for a Neil replacement in the draft.
We've got a guy, darren kramer

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