#12 - 02/12/2013 | New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins | 7:30 PM - MSG, NBC SPORTS
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02-12-2013, 11:56 AM
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This, and before anyone goes all "well then you must think we need Bickel!!?!!", that's not what I am saying. Just that this team lacks any significant players who can stand up for their teammates.
Montreal attempted to go this route. They brought in Prust, Armstrong, Bouillon and brought up White this season.
Buffalo attempted the same thing for a long time. They went out and got Ott, Scott and brought up McNabb and Foligno.
Teams recognize the need for toughness in their line-up.
Asham, Powe and Pyatt can stand up if need be. I really don't think it's as big a deal as others do. There are a handful of times in an entire season where having a guy like that is useful, and more often than not, nothing comes of it. Orpik on Kreider, Malkin chopping at Staal...
Also, granted that they aren't doing terribly right now, I wouldn't take Montreal or Buffalo as great examples of team building.
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