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02-24-2013, 01:52 PM
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Random side post... I find it funny with people constantly nagging on Antropov and Byfuglien for not "hitting".
Sure they don't "Scott Steven's" guys (not totally true, Buff has had some HUGE hits) but they do use their body to their advantage and they actually do hit...
Antro 26hits, tied for 5th Jets forward, tied for 42nd in NHL forwards
Buff 19hits, 3rd in Jets' D, tied for 51st in NHL forwards
You want these guys to hit more? Fine want that. You think these guys are inefficient or could be improved upon? I can understand that. But, to think that they don't use their size is a bit stubborn and blind IMO.
I agree 100%. I think people's frustration with Byfuglien is that he COULD be a frieght train, leaving bodies out there on every shift. But people have to remember that being that physical force would likely hurt his offence significantly, and his ice time.
Personally, I woud love to see Buff play the same game but clear out the crease like Chris Pronger. I think he could improve his game a lot there, but I'm convinced that you really can't teach someone who is naturally a clean player to become a nasty dirty player, willing to two-hand people and crosscheck them in the face simply for being in the crease.
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