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03-01-2013, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
I don't share your belief that a team is just the sum of its parts.
It's not that simple, but "intangibles" don't make up for forcing your good players to play longer because you are playing a guy who can't give you more than 5 minutes a night. You can't quantify "toughness", you can quantify a guy who has no hockey ability beyond his ability to fight, and that playing such a guy means you will have to double shift players.

As I've said before, if you need a useless heavyweight, Bordeleau makes a lot of sense because he's somewhat young, huge, and from Montreal, but I don't understand how this guy has become some mythological figure around here. He's a 14th forward.

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Originally Posted by Nicko999 View Post
Seriously, what the hell is this obsession with Bordeleau?
This is what I don't understand, even if he's your first choice for such a role, for guys like that you go for the cheapest option available. Bordeleau isn't Prust, he isn't Thornton or even Rupp up until last year.

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