Where's the grit?
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01-31-2013, 11:31 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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You gave an example of 1 team that is physical and is doing well so far, almost all teams that are successful with grit players have players that are gritty
skilled adding some more 4th liners isn't what this team needs we have 3 physical 4th liners.
My point is we aren't a tough guy away from being great we are a Lucic or a Malkin type of player away good luck getting one. This team would have won 2 of the games it lost so far if it hadn't been for Kipper so I think what we really need is some ****ing goaltending. Pitts only had Cooke and Kunitz when they won the cup Detroit never has tough guys and they are always a very good team we don't need tough guys.
Detroit turned things around when Datsyuk transformed his game. He got tougher and started instigating hits rather than taking them.
The Wings also had Cleary, Draper, Maltby, McCarty, Helm, and Drake upfront, and Franzen, Holmstrom, and Samuelsson were tough players. Franzen and Holmstrom, in particular, did a lot of dirty work in front of the net and on the boards. On defence, they had Kronwall, Lebda, Chelios, and Lilja.
The Penguins had Kunitz, Dupuis, Fedotenko, Talbot, Kennedy, Guerin, Adams, Orpik, Scuderi, Gill, and Eaton.
On the Flames, who's gritty? Glencross, Jackman, Begin, and Sarich. You could possibly add Giordano. That's it.
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