Do we need a heavyweight enforcer...
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02-06-2013, 06:11 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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No it's not. That's a completely different line of logic. Like completely. Wow. Because Cole brings more to the game than just goals. He drives the play the other way, he's a valuable ES forward, whether he's scoring or not. Defensive zone, neutral zone or offensive zone. We're talking about a player that does only one thing, and who seldom has an impact on the outcome of the match. You disregard 99% of all the other facets of the game of hockey when considering a player like Scott. Comparing Scott's fighting abilities to the hockey playing abilities of Cole is absurd, and intellectually dishonest.
That's the entire point of putting a team together. You're gonna take the guys who help push your team towards a win more often than the guys who only really help now and again, or rarely.
Point being that a goon like Scott doesn't help often enough, and even when he does, it's rarely enough to excuse using a roster spot up on him when you have the depth to use a better overall player. Find me a Scott who can kill penalties well and doesn't hurt the team on ES and sure. That's great. Until then... nope.
As for it being 'a part of the game we watch'... bringing entertainment value into this argument is flawed at best and hilarious at worst, winning is what matters. So I'll just disregard that. Many of you just project what you want to see on the ice as being what the team desperately needs. That's not how life works.
Scott is paid $600,000; he doesn't need to help every game.
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