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03-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post
Thank you for that fine explanation, SA16. But I'm still convinced that the Rangers are in some serious lack of grit, and it hurts them.
Well then how was the team helped by Orr, Brashear, Boogaard, Rupp etc.. in the past? Even if you were to argue that the fighting helped these guys combined for 350 games played with 9 goals and 10 assists. That would be 2 goals/2 assists per 82 game season. Surely the amount they contributed in fights does not offset the minimal amount they produce elsewhere. And these are not guys who help you out in other ways by killing PK or chipping points in here and there (like prust or ideally asham could do).

I would say it is an inefficiency to even roster a player such as this. I would much rather have some random shootout specialist who played 2 minutes a game than an enforcer. Obviously players who can do multiple things are a different story (prust/marchand/neal/avery types) because they have tangible effects on the scoreboard.

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