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04-20-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Selective memory.

You have forgotten the 80's with the tough Islanders and the enforcer rich Oilers.

Do you remember the 1989 Flames? The team that beat the Habs in the Stanley Cup Finals. They had Peplinski, Roberts, Otto and Tim Hunter who had 375 PIM.

I get what you are saying. Talent wins a Cup. But to dismiss the role of toughness and the need to have enforcers taking up for our skill players is foolish.
Enforcers don't have a monopoly on toughness. You can build a tough team that doesn't have heavyweights.

Originally Posted by Interlagos Blue View Post
Although I would agree with you on skills will triumph over thuggery, things have changed since then. The team needs to have a Prust like player that can also fight lay down the law when needed. MB needs to sign someone in the off season to fill this position.
I think most people would say that the need for an enforcer has been reduced in this era compared to previous ones. How many Prust-like players do we need, and how much better of a fighter does he have to be to lay down the law?

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