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07-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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HiggsBozon
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Laraque has no clue. Look at our division:

Toronto: Colton Orr, Frazer McLaren, Mark Fraser, David Clarkson
Ottawa: Matt Kassian, Chris Neil, Zack Smith, Jarred Cowen
Boston: Zdeno Chara, Shawn Thornton, Milan Lucic, Adam McQuaid, Gregory Campbell, Johnny Boychuk (who doesn't even fight anymore)
Montreal: George Parros, Brandon Prust, Travis Moen, Jarred Tinordi, Ryan White
Buffalo: John Scott, Marcus Foligno, Patrick Kaleta, Steve Ott
Florida: Erik Gudbranson?, ...??
Tampa Bay: BJ Crombeen, Ryan Malone... ??
Detroit: Jordin Tootoo, ...??

Who, in there, do you think scares the hell out of Parros exactly? We already saw him going toe to toe with Scott. Shawn Thornton is on his way down, and has been nowhere near as effective last season. Matt Kassian is what he is... Great sometimes, just plain sucks some other times.

Colton Orr is the toughest guy in the division. But seriously, which team exactly can we say: "Well, we're not going to be able to respond if things get ugly/out of control"? None of those teams should scare/intimidate the hell out of us. And our game is not to intimidate the other teams... never has been. I just don't get Lararque's point.

Even in the Atlantic Division...

NYR have nothing left. NYI have Carkner, Pittsburgh has Engelland, Glass... and that's pretty much all there is to see there. Columbus has Boll, Wiz and Horton... Carolina has Westgarth, Gleason and... Komisarek? Washington has Erskine. I'm not so sure about the rest. Philadelphia has Rinaldo, Simmonds, Hartnell, and after this, it's Talbot. Maxime Freaking Talbot. New Jersey has Barch and Clowe. That's pretty much it there too.

Who exactly should we be scared of if hell breaks through? It's not really a matter of scaring the hell out of everyone. It's all about being able to respond if the going gets ugly. So we don't see Emelin having to drop them anymore, or as little as possible. So we don't have to let Eller face a guy like McQuaid.

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