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03-30-2013, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
If Scotty Bowman is truly thinking this, he's hypocritical. Look at his roster when he won in Montreal and come back to tell me that he did it without toughness in his line-ups. Yes, I'll take the word of a player on the ice prior to a coach off the ice, as good as he might be, especially when that said coach made a living with tough players (for the most part).
This isn't a toughness thread this is a heavyweight enforcer thread. Bowman never said you don't need toughness he said a guy who is only there to fight is a handicap.

And if you seriously are going to take the opinion of a 19 year old rookie over that of a coach who has 1244 wins and 9 Stanley Cups you need to re-evaluate things.

Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
No it's not. That's the biggest mistake some of you make.
If this is not about enforcers then why is it the thread title and why are people always clamoring for every 5 min a game fighter that passes through waivers. Maybe you should go back through this thread and check out the most common list of names given. If you are saying we need a guy who can give a solid 10 min a game and can also fight there would be a lot less disagreements.

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