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02-01-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by doubleminor138 View Post
But the only reason the fans are showing concern is that the guy whom we expect to go with Scott or Orr is injured. Now its going to be someone you don't necessarily want to lose in the exchange (not a slight on Thornton here). If Lane MacDermid was the guy, I wouldn't be so concerned.

And its not that fighting is all there is to it. But if you have a "mutant" who will take liberties and you won't do anything about it...that's bad for a lot of reasons.

EDIT - OK, its not the only reason fans are grumbling. I should have said that better.
MacDermid is still there to fill Thornton's role, and guys like Scott and Orr aren't on the ice often enough to take substantial liberties. It's really a non-issue IMO.

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