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02-24-2013, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
Because that would have prevented the hit? Please. Seems to me the Bruins have some of the biggest, baddest guys around in Lucic, Thornton and Chara and yet Savard's career is pretty much done due to a much worse hit.

We can debate the psychological impact that players claim having an enforcer on the team provides (and, frankly, I think a lot of that is guys repeating what they've been told growing up in the game and/or not wanting to throw their goon teammates under the bus), but the idea that **** like this wouldn't happen if we had Colton ****ing Orr wasting a spot on our bottom line is ludicrous.

All players like that do is scratch the fans' itch to see vengeance imparted; they have NO bearing on preventing injuries in the first place.
this is where you're dead wrong. just because hits against tough teams (Bruins) still happen along with injuries doesn't mean you shouldn't have an answer. Some teams will always come after you no matter what. Having a physical deterrent of our own, prevents EVERY team from having their way with us...

I'm not talking about non functioning, broken down brawlers, but tough players that can hit hard and inflict pain and injury, albeit cleanly.. Neil, Glencross,

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