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05-12-2013, 12:08 PM
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Ricky Bobby
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Why are his hits any more generously stated than other Leafs?
Why does a player have to fight to prove he is tough?
You missed his hit on Seguin the other night? I thought it was quite good and didn't take himself out of position to do it.
Having a high number of PiMs doesn't make you a good anything.
Physicality is a big part of the game especially come playoff time. I'd rather have my secondary dmen enjoy making life difficult for other teams by having that as part of their game.

Gunnarson is a defensive dman who can cover a good range of ice and play a simple game which works for playing with Phaneuf (who Gunnarson benefits from playing with) and he is able consistently make the simple pass up ice but adds very little in the offensive zone.

Gunnarson doesn't hit often enough or hard enough for my liking and I'd prefer 2nd pairing players with limited offensive upside like Orpik, Scuderi, Regehr, Boychuk, Ference on my team because they make life absolutely miserable for other teams by adding that dirty physical side to their game.

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