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05-28-2013, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jughead42 View Post
OHLTG, I'm on board with the team's need to have an enforcer and have no real problem if Bilke is used in that role next year, but let's not pretend he's anything but an enforcer. He skates like he's in mud and can't pass the puck, shoot the puck, skate with the puck, control the puck, or just about any other skill you could think of that involves the puck. He can hit a bit and he can fight, which is enough to earn him some intimidation points and keep opponents honest. That's about it. I love the guy, but don't be pretending that overcooked slab of liver is anything else. He's not a beef wellington, or filet mignon, hell he's not even a cheeseburger. He's a tough overcooked piece of liver. Get's the job done if you're hungry enough to stomach it but little else. Power winger my ass.
This is a fair post and I don't take issue with it. My thought mainly comes from watching the Memorial Cup and not seeing anything that remotely resembled a fight. With the exception of London-Saskatoon games all the other games was high level hockey that was pretty exciting. Teams are built differently but in a tournament like this Bilcke would have been pretty useless. I have no issue personally with Bilcke I have an issue with people that want to talk him up like a power forward, or a guy with great "personality." We are talking hockey here not the Newlywed game.

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