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04-03-2013, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
There was nothing dirty about the hit on Giroux. You still want to send a message that there will be consequences if you touch our star player though. You can argue about how dumb it is but it's been like that for many years in hockey.
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Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
I agree. The idea behind the enforcer is that it is a nuclear deterrent. It maybe dumb/old/outmoded but Flyers added muscle they perhaps felt was lacking at the moment-- in a very minor trade.
The idea that somebody is going to let up on a check because we have an enforcer on the bench is ridiculous and any GM who thinks it's a valid concept should be fired immediately. I don't care who you have on your team. Who's the most intimidating player in the NHL right now in terms of violence? I guarantee players on his team still get run.

The old days are just that... old. You don't need a Dave Schultz anymore, you just need a couple Wayne Simmonds. Or a Rinaldo even.

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