Thread: Player Discussion: Derek Dorsett
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04-06-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Xoggz22 View Post
Dorse is not dirty at all. He's on the edge and loves to target players that can disrupt their games or the other team's games. He gets other teams attention and that is a good thing. He may not win a ton of fights but he certainly sets the tone and will do anything to help his team win. Boll is similar for the CBJ but with a little more skill but also a little less "hair on fire" attitude.

You got a good one and we'll miss him. Glue guy for sure but I don't see him as a dirty player. not like Avery...
There are a lot of differences of opinion on Avery here. He was definitely not loved by all Rangers fans. That being said the 'dirty player' rep was way overblown. Can't think of one player whose career he ended with a cheap or even a legal hit. There was not a long line (or even much of a line) of players who had to go to the emergency room or even a hospital because of him. His one suspension in his career wasn't for an on ice incident but for mouthing off about an ex girlfriend. He was an agitator who played a very aggressive physical game (for his size anyway) with a no holds barred mouth. He was very good if not the best at that--and sometimes he'd skate away rather than face the music. There's no doubt a lot of players hated him but it was more about hurt feelings than anything else. He wasn't Ulf Samuelsson, Darius Kasparaitis, Patrick Kaleta or Matt Cooke.

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