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02-27-2013, 01:31 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Enforcers are usually bad and take a lot of penalties per minute of ice time. And since they are bad, they need to play few minutes, which increases the load on the other lines and will result in energy problems in a very compact calendar. More penalty kills and a slightly worse and more tired team in exchange for having goon fights would not be a very good decision.
Enforcers don't make a better team. The Kings didn't have an enforcer last year. Chicago didn't have an enforcer in 2010. Detroit didn't have an enforcer in 2008.
The pro-enforcer opinion is based on myths, old school mentalities and magical thinking.
If an enforcer is better than our worst forward, that's fine. But why take out a better player to replace him with a worse player just because he can fight? Fights don't win games, having better players do.
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