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02-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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Exactly. A 100 times. Exactly.
And the answer as to why?
Because the media & fans in Edmonton screamed bloody murder that we NEEDED guys like this. Thats why SMAC came through here (twice) and thats why Hordichuk and Eager BOTH got signed on the same day.
Don't get me wrong...the team was/is needing toughness.
But this was never close to a solution.
You can't change the identity of a team by swapping out 4rth line players.
The identity of a team is mainly determined by who the top 6 guys are and how they play the game.
Tambo blew it. Again.
Worse still the Vancouver Canucks classically illustrated the folly of stocking up on goons like Brookebank, May, and having Cooke and Bert in the lineup. Which only served to make other teams hammer your skilled players harder as they find it easy to dislike your club.
Rather than detent this kind of personnel as often leads in escalation of hostilities. Then with Sedins/Naslund wondering what to do.
I'm a little offended actually that Tambo would still try that dead broke and failed model here.
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