Fighting to increase dramatically this year?
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01-14-2013, 07:37 PM
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Because Komisarek is not a goon. He may have fallen in stature since, but when he first fought Lucic, he was considered to be a top-line defenseman.
There is a big difference between a fight sparked by emotion/circumstance and one initiated by "invitation." Laraque's attempted engagement of Lucic was definitely the latter, and Julien was smart to tell Lucic to avoid it. If some Habs fans are still ******** about it, so much the better.
You are drawing distinctions that don't exist. Lucic has fought goons. He has fought goons when not "sparked by emotion/circumstance". Your rather arbitrary decision that there is a distinction between an invitation to fight and a "emotion" fight is your own personal feeling and has no basis in the NHL. Many many fights happen at the dot by "invitation".
And again, Komisarek may have been a player, but was Melichar? Brown? Ivanans? Boll? Crombeen? Boulton? Orr? Why is it that you completely ignore this? Because it doesn't fit your argument?
Lucic has historically accepted fights with fighters who are worse players than him. He has done this over and over.
Laraque, some fight watchers will argue, had never really been beaten in a fight (others will say he lost a couple decisions). Accepting a fight with one stiff while avoiding one with a stiff who is the best fighter seems like ducking.... which is why you don't do it.
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