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02-01-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LSCII View Post
A big part of the Bruin's game is built on intimidation. Without Thornton, that certainly drops a couple of levels. It's not like you want Lucic to go to the box for 5 minutes a clip for standing up to a goon like Orr. That's a horrible trade off. I think that's the point Lou is trying to make.
It also means more minutes for the top lines, which isn't that great in an accelerated season, although they got 3 days after this one, so that's good.

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