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02-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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I'm admittedly not a fighting/tough-guy advocate, but what some people don't seem to understand is that there are only a certain number of each player type to go around. For those clamoring for someone to have "handled" Lucic, who the hell in the league (forget about the Rangers) is even capable of doing that? Out of those players, if there even are any, which ones can play the ****ing game as well?
And let's say we somehow magically "handled" Lucic. Who's then going to "handle" Chara? The Bruins have a unique (as in no other team can compare) blend of size/skill/toughness that makes them a very, very good team. They have arguably the most intimidating defender and power forward on their roster, and some people are complaining that we don't have the personnel to go toe-to-toe with them? No one does!
The Bruins aren't going to be beaten by being physically out-matched or intimidated. They have that market cornered. They'll need to beaten in other ways and considering the Rangers record against them over the last few seasons it looks like they have that pretty well figured out.
I'm in no way asking for someone to go after Lucic, but someone can't go after Marchand? Hamilton? Seguin? That is how you get those other guys to stop. You go after their skilled guys.
Who on the Rangers can answer that way? You have to be able to deliver some pain. I am not calling the Rangers not tough, because they are. I am asking for more in the way intimidation by physical play.
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