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02-23-2013, 12:07 PM
Nerf Herder
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Originally Posted by Terrapin View Post
I agree with you on this. Having Macintyre in the lineup likely wouldn't have prevented that. Having him in the lineup more than maybe a few games a year is insane. At least Laraque could play a little. But we've got way too many guys that are redundant in their weakness. And I don't think it's a coincidence that since we've lost all size, toughness, and nastiness, our stars are getting injured and our playoffs are short-lived. But if anyone can prove that wrong, I'm all ears.
I agree its hurt us in the playoffs. Though I don't think guys like Laraque or Orr are the answer. Even Asham. I think guys like Clutterbuck or Neil are the kind of toughness we could use. Guys like Stewart or Malone.

I don't agree that it would prevent injuries. I just don't think players are afraid to get punched a few times.

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