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03-05-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Liberati0n View Post
Can he play at all?

Adding fringe players who can fight isn't really addressing the problem. The players who have to go out and win the games need to be tougher. Adding toughness at the margins of the lineup does help somewhat, but it doesn't address the fundamental issues.
I've seen Olie play a lot. He will certainly add toughness but he is not stupid with it. He is a pretty smart defenseman who thinks "D" first but can push the puck a little as well. I expect him to be a stay at home guy and won't goon it up unless someone asks him to. I don't see him trying Lucic right out of the gate tonight but McQuaid, Thornton or Campbell may be options just to show he is willing and able.

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