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01-31-2013, 10:36 AM
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Lucic plays 17-19 minutes a game. There are 60 minutes in a game. What difference does it make if he spends 5 of the 41-43 minutes he spends on the bench in the penalty box? He is at the age where it should be 100% up to him. He has a feel for when he needs to do it. I hope Julien doesn't get involved tonight. If he wants Scott, let him have Scott.
How does it benefit the Bruins (re: Not just Milan Lucic) to fight a plug like John Scott? Answer. Not a bit. He's at the age where he should know to put the team ahead of his ego.
Lucic's fights should come organically. He plays his physical game within the rules, let fighters that have on ice value come to their team's defense.
Also, that 5 minutes he's on the bench could be 2-3 shifts where our top line isn't optimized. What do we gain from Buffalo from that? Nothing, because the guy who went with him sits on the bench 55 minutes a game.
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