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01-14-2013, 07:31 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.
It's awesome isn't it Herby!!!!

The Kings are so much harder to defend now, teams actually have to alter their roster now to match the Kings. LOVE IT.

Also think about this, it all happened out of dumb luck (almost).

Fraser was a throw in, that when given an chance took it and ran.

Nolan and King were the best players in Manchester for good stretch that peaked Sutter's interest.

Throw it all together, Bam four lines that can defend,hit, score, skate.

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