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01-20-2013, 09:58 AM
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Snow Dog
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Originally Posted by THHT View Post
How many teams have we 'scared' into losing in past seasons? I haven't seen that happen before in the Rosehill/Orr/Brown/Phaneuf era. Most of the time gooning has happened because we were losing, and yet we still lost in the game and in future games with the same teams. Now we're down to two 'goons' (one who has heart, but loses most fights) and Phaneuf. Gooning alone does not determine intimidation.

What's more demoralizing to a team, losing games or losing fist fights?

That said, both have there place in the game, but one is more important in the end.

Maybe I chose the wrong term,by gooning I meant hit them hard and hit them often.


The problem with any type of intimidation the last few years was with such a poor PK under RW the players had to hold back to avoid a penalty.And no doubt RW wanted to keep away from too physical of a game.Look at half the players he got Burke to aquire.

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