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03-01-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
If the Leafs did not have those tough guys, just how bravely to you think the softer Leaf's forwards would play? They also allow someone like - Phaneuf - to stay on the ice for more minutes, because he doesn't have to fight. They are extremely important, and Carlyle understands it. The Leafs are going to have a deep play-off run this spring, because the team's toughness is allowing the skill to shine.
What happens to the tough guys when Frattin and Lupul are ready? Who gets to sit out? Kulemin? Grabovski, MacArthur or McClement? Kadri or Kessel..maybe JVR? You think those goons will see the ice in the playoffs? No chance. Maybe if they face the Bruins one of them will dress....

You guys watch too much Don Cherry. Colton Orr on Kadri's line is an embarrassment..watching him try to keep up with the play....LOL.

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