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07-07-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
They need more players willing to drop the gloves to shift momentum or stand up for their teammates.
Those guys are of minimal use during the regular season. In the playoffs they are worthless. Taking up a roster spot with those types in today's NHL is self-defeating.

There is a reason there are fewer of these players every season. They are nearing extinction, no matter how much fans long for them.

I love watching fights because they are entertaining. Their impact on an outcome is non-existent, though. It was a great strategy a long time ago when the Flyers beat their opponents into submission and scared the crap out of them. Partially because the rules have changed, it just doesn't work anymore.

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