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03-05-2013, 11:04 AM
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Et le But
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As I wrote elsewhere, the one thing a heavyweight would help Prust with - being able to avoid fighting huge freaks once every two weeks or so, it won't give him a break on the other things he does. A Bordeleau or a Parros who only plays 5 minutes a night aren't going to help Prust when he's out there playing a physical, grinding game. If anything it means Prust double shifting since the team won't have Moen or Armstrong to eat minutes.

And Prust is still going to fight more than anyone else. For all the talk about how tough the Rangers were last year, he was tied with Thornton as the league leader in fights. Rupp and Bickel might have helped, but it didn't prevent him from fighting Clowe, Lucic, Rosehill, or Rinaldo. He's still the go to guy, because even bigger fighters aren't usually as brave as he is.

I won't lose sleep if we sign a giant goon, but if this is really about helping Prust, we need a Martin or a Boll type to play the game with him. Replace one of Armstrong or Moen with a guy like that and we will get much more value out of it.

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