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01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
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Paxon
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HIT PARADE
After registering 10 hits against Winnipeg, Bruins LW Milan Lucic is the early league leader with 14 hits, two ahead of Buffalo C/RW Steve Ott and four ahead of Bruins D Zdeno Chara. Lucic led the Bruins, and ranked 26th in the league last year, with 201 hits in 81 games.
6 hits per game? 2nd in the league? I'll take it!

This isn't a guy just racking up "scorerkeeper's hits", either. He's really flying out there and getting his body into plays. A lot of his hits are aggressive forecheck hits rather than merely finishing off a check on a guy (not that there's anything wrong with that). That really helps a team's forecheck and, as Ray has mentioned several times, gets defensemen looking over their shoulders/rushing their decisions.

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