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04-05-2013, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJoeMan View Post
Belesky hasn't been beaten badly in any of his fights and on top of that he's been a solid two-way player. We haven't needed a sheriff-type player at all this season. Sure we'd all like one because it's entertaining. But I'm more entertained by a winning hockey team. If we could have both like we did in 06-07 great, but it's absolutely not necessary.
That's EXACTLY the problem. When you defend our toughness by saying Belesky hasn't been beaten badly, it highlights the problem.

Belesky can hang on and throw an occasional punch but he's not a deterrent, he's not a tough guy, he's just a player who can defend himself.

Your claim that all current tough guys are like Belesky is just 100% wrong.

And a huge part of 07 SC winning team was the toughness, it was the part that set them apart from others. It's not like "yeah it was a great team AND they were tough", it was a great team (partly) BECAUSE they were tough and mean.

You people seem to think toughness is some sort of weird sideshow of the game when it actually is a huge part of the game.

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