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03-28-2013, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post
A fight usually creates some momentum, what happened to Asham, why doesn't he fight anymore? If he was signed to be the enforcer of this team it's a total failure.

They actually look very soft, all of them. And players like Nash, Gaborik and Richards don't want to use their body to pick up rebounds. They could end up with a blue mark. Then it's pretty hopeless.
A fight does not create momentum. It is just manipulation of data to make it seem like it does. If a team is losing and scores then everyone goes on about how the momentum was changed by the fight. If the team is losing and does nothing or gives up another goal it is never mentioned again. Additionally say we assume a fight does create momentum: Why then is it necessary that it will only create momentum for the losing team? If this is the case, and everyone knows this, then it would make no sense for the leading team to ever fight because by doing so they would know they are just putting their team at a disadvantage. And as such there would never be a fight.

The only case I see to make it appear like a fight has caused momentum is when the losing team has a fight with the winning team and the player fighting on the winning team is one of their top players (ex. you get a Chara, a marchand, a weber, a prime messier, bertuzzi out of the game) and the losing team is losing an enforcer type. In that situation "momentum" is artificially created by forcing one of the teams top players to sit out of the game for 5 minutes (and more if there are no whistles) allowing you to exploit a competitive advantage.

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