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01-22-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacques G View Post
Don't need Mac, he's a waste of a valuable spot on our lines against a tough opponent. We have Cooke, Glass, Engo, Vitale, and the oft-unnoticed-in-the-checking-department Kunitz. Neal has been using his size a lot more, and maybe by March Tangradi will be doing the same. The first game vs Boston last season our Pens roughed them up good, I remember several choice hits on Chara.

Our roster is plenty tough enough to stand toe-to-toe against Boston.
I completely disagree. First of all, the 12th forward spot, in a regular season game is usually pretty insignificant. Not sure I'd consider Mac in that spot a waste if it keeps some of our stars from getting knocked out.

Secondly, are you kidding? We don't match their size, and not even close to matching their toughness. Not saying that makes them better, just different. I also remember Sid taking some serious cheapshots against them later in the year, including a hit to the head from behind by Krejic I think. Doubt Engo or Glass could match Thorton and Lucic. And no way can Cooke, Vitale, or Kunitz match Chara, McQaid, and Horton.

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