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01-16-2013, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
Ivanans WAS on that team. Who wasn't on that team was Mike Richards, Willie Mitchell, Kyle Clifford, Jordan Nolan and Dwight King, all of whom are more than capable of jumping in and defending a teammate. They may get their ass kicked for doing it, but fighting to stick up for a teammate is much more about demonstrating a willingness to stick up for a teammate than it is who wins the fight.
Exactly and on top of that, the Kings size has to be at least a bit intimidating to some of the smaller teams with goons to compensate. The Kings have really big players at every position. That means when another team tries to goon it up, the Kings have to size to start pushing them back and players like you mentioned (add in Greene and Fraser) who are willing to fight if necessary. There are also players like Brown and Richards who can throw heavy hits. I certainly don't think the Kings are the scariest team in the league by any stretch but I think they showed in last year's playoffs that they will not be pushed around and they use their size effectively.

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