Team Toughness 2013
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03-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
So with the probable move of StuBick, demotion of Haley, and other moves, the Rangers are officially without a dedicated fighter in the lineup.
I think this is preferable to wasting a roster spot on an Orr or Scott, but I'd like to see a 3rd or 4th liner capable of forechecking like a demon and dropping the gloves as well. Dubinsky did this, Prust did this, and we will miss not just the fighting, but the hardnosed game.
Of player we have who are willing to fight, there's Boyle, who has some of the worst balance in the league, Cally averages 1 or 2 fights a year, but we don't want him fighting because A) shoulder, and B) takes him off the ice for 5 minutes.
Girardi used to drop 'em but hasn't fought in years, and again, takes him off the ice for 5, and while Nash can be big and mean, again, we don't want him fighting.
I'm in favor of making a move for someone like Parros, or a younger idea of Rupp. Alternately, keep away from fighters and go for someone like Clutterbuck, who plays a real tough game, but doesn't need to drop the gloves to get back at someone.
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