Team Toughness or lack thereof
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03-06-2013, 05:27 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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I don't have a guy in mind although I liked McGratton but he is in Calgary now. I wouldn't mind having a part time enforcer who only plays in certain games as a temporary fix. I would replace Daugavins with him on the roster. ... It will be interesting how Kramer & Sdao develop but they could be a ways away too.
My idea has been & continues to be to trade for a Dylan McIlrath, Zack Kassian or Tom Wilson kind of player who is young & can play a regular shift...
I like Tom Wilson. He is big with a mean streak. IMO we need a big mean sheepdog to keep the weasels like Cooke off of our Swedish sheep. This is not an issue of "team toughness" (going to the net/corners & fighting back when challenged), but employing a real mean sheepdog to keep the weasels in line. The NHL's lack of response on Karlsson's injury & Brad Richards recent headshot underscores the problem (poor officiating & no meaningful consequences for cheapshots).
We still need team toughness as well, but that is another issue.
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