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06-20-2013, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Harpo View Post
I like pretty much all of our players, but we're not balanced enough. Who's tough on our team?

Armstrong: More of a pest. His best hits are illegal and from 5 years ago.
Bourque: Big, but not a bruiser and has consistency issues.
Moen: Meh. Can't fight, and doesn't hit a lot. Was missing in 2013.
Pacioretty: Big, but not his role and not a hitter.
Prust: Great.
White: Too small, can't fight.

Bouillon: Tough, but at 5'8'' and 37, he doesn't scare anyone.
Emelin: Excellent hitter, but can't back it up in scrums/fights.
Subban: Can hit, but too good to be his main purpose. Can't fight.

I mean who would stand up if someone as irrelevant as Boychuk or McQuaid decide to stir some ****? Prust, maybe Moen. And then we have to deal with Chara, Lucic, Thornton, Campbell, etc.

Thing is, I'm all for being faster and more talented than the Bruins, but if our grit factor is at 0, then it will always be something they can use to put us off our game, like they did to the Canucks.
Great post.

The makeup of this team will always make us competitive during the regular season and not competitive whatsoever in the playoffs when we have to play a series against physical teams prevalent in the Ottawa for example.

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