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01-28-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Damn Skippy View Post
No doubt they will, but you're underestimating the effect that having a heavy can have on his own team in establishing team toughness mindset. It is much easier to be brave when there's a big old swinging dick behind you backing you up, to coin a phrase.
Maybe I am underestimating it but I think you're overestimating it as well.

It would really depend on the mentality of the player you are talking about. I'm not familiar enough with Staubitz, but I know teams didn't give a rats ass of cheap shotting us when Parros was here. Unless you have an "enforcer" who isn't afraid to play dirty, then it isn't worth icing them IMO. Yapping at the player doesn't sway anyone from doing that (see Parros all of last year). it's nice to have a heavy weight in the lineup, but unless they are mean as **** or can play decent hockey (thorton), then they are irrelevant now and shouldn't be iced.

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