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04-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie Shack View Post
I'll just address the fact that some folks have said Etem shouldn't have to fight. At this point in his career he is not a top 6 player counted on for his scoring. As such, he has to do other things to earn his keep. And he has done that admirably. But based on what I saw in that fight, I'd say his ability to kick somebody's ass should not be discounted.
I don't get this. And I agree with you. Whoever said a scorer shouldn't fight? Do we really need to bring in Byfuglien, Hartnell, etc? Hell even Getzlaf and Perry have faught in past games. If my linemate hits the ice and lays there from a high stick I'm whooping some ass regardless if I'm a scorer/depth/ tough guy/playmaker. To judge a players character for fighting is stupid. It's hockey after all and tempers flare.

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