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02-21-2013, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarkko Immonen View Post
I'm going to sympathize with you right now. I think you and I have had a few differences over the many years as far as the AHL team has been concerned.

I've HATED players like Jared Nightingale who have seemed to been kept around for their fighting. Those players seem like a distant past in the league. Hockey in the NHL is different and in turn is different in the minors. Some guys fight to stay on a roster, but most are trying to play the game. It's changed a lot.

McIlrath *MIGHT* be a fighter his whole career but he is going to be one that is going to pick and choose. If he fully develops he's going to be the defenseman that "scares" and disrupts an offensive attack. He'll be so valuable.
Either the NHL is not THAT different or we get every useless goon on the planet. Orr, Brashear, Boogard (sorry, RIP), John Scott, Rupp (though he was supposed to be more). Those guys are an embarrassment to not only hockey but all of sports.

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