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03-22-2013, 03:38 PM
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Most top team cores don't have grit: Pens (malkin is just a little grittier than Thornton), Hawks, Boston (a little lucic?), Vancouver (none), Detroit (none), etc. So this question is weird.

A similar question would be "Do our 4th liners lack top-tier scoring ability?" Yes, but who cares?

Other team's aren't cheapshotting Couture/Marleau/Thornton/Pavelski--they're not hurt or injured or impeded from doing what they do best. No one needs to play the Sharks tough/dirty because the Sharks can't score, so the Sharks don't need to worry about grit right now. Most teams employ grit to protect their star players, very few employ it in their star-core to generate scoring chances. The only one that pops to mind right now is Perry in Anaheim.

The Sharks system is broke. That needs to be fixed first.

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