Team Toughness or lack thereof
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02-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Carkner jumped a guy, if any other NHL "tough guy" had done that most on here would have ripped him, his family and every one of his ancestors.
We excused it because Boyle had roughed up Karlsson in a scrum.
However after reading some of these posts we should trade Karlsson for a tougher player because many think winning scrums is more important than skill.
So it is one or the other is it? Ottawa is playing soft, and they are not scoring. Fixing just one of those would be a start, and playing tougher is something more easily addressed at this point.
A guy like Carkner wouldn't challenge a guy like Boyle unless that guy did something like Boyle did to Karlsson, slapping him around in a way that showed up Ottawa's whole team. Carkner shouldn't have had to jump Boyle, because that situation should have been dealt with the previous game when all the crap happened. I'm not sure what happens this year if a similar situation occurs.
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