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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.
I disagree that it's Thornton that spurs that image. The B's game and the core of their identity isn't about staged fights, which is really what Thornton takes care of. It's about playing a heavy game, and having each others backs and they don't need Thornton in the line up for that. MacD can adequately fill in short term.

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