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01-14-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Herby View Post
Props to Lombardi, as recently as a couple of years ago he and TM were hyping the importance of heavyweights, and now he has just sent the Kings goon to Carolina and seems committed to rolling 4 capable lines, amazing what a good coach and winning a championship can do.

Compare that to a guy like Brian Burke who's bizarre obsession with toughness helped contribute to his downfall.

There are still a few dinosaurs hanging around NHL front offices, but hopefully in the next decade goons and staged fights will be completely phased out of the game.
The NHL is already trending away from having guys like Westy around. More and more we're seeing guys like Clifford, Richards, Nolan, etc who can play (well...Clifford can't) and fight also (Clifford can't fight either). It's so nice to see because it's such a waste of a roster spot to see someone go out on the ice just to fight and when they don't do that, they get absolutely exposed.

I also can't wait to see the day that *****nasty is out of this league and never heard from again. Dude's a straight up tool.

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