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01-23-2013, 12:11 PM
Finlandia WOAT
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
A few of you need to learn the difference between being injury-prone and being tough.

For the record, Gagner and Hemsky have enough toughness. Gagner fought Beauchemin over a hit on Hall. Hemsky has had runs taken at him his entire career. In the past, the other team would primarily target him as he was one of the few skilled players on the Oilers.

I'd rather stand pat and develop a supremely talented team than lose value on stupid trades meant to try and form an idealized version of what a playoff team should be. It's a myth that size correlates with playoff success.
I once saw Kostopulous fight Lucic over Lucic taking a run at Ruutu.

That doesn't make the 'Canes tough at all: it just means they have a player who is willing to be a punching bag for Lucic.

Same goes for Skinner: he took runs from the entire league last year. That doesn't make him tough.

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