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04-11-2013, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by duster19 View Post
like it or not it is part of the game. I just find it odd that he hasnt had a fight. He fought in Ottawa alot. I would think Garth brought him in the lineup for that reason. He looks like he is trying to be physical. I wondered if there was something coming from the top not to fight.
I never said I didn't like it, but it has to serve a purpose other than just entertaining the fans. If your defenseman gets a 5 min fighting penalty that hurts your defense overall because 5 D have to play more minutes. I'd much rather see Martin fight over Carkner. I don't see Carkner getting much icetime in the playoffs. Those penalties can kill you in a short series.

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