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07-10-2013, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
And yet this team has had a veritable revolving door of facepunchers over the past few years, with useless plug Mike Brown as the latest. Doesn't seem to make a difference. Maybe, just maybe, the kids will stop getting pushed around once they are physically mature enough to handle the hard going. We saw a bit of that from Hall last year. Adding another crappy bruiser on the fourth line isn't going to make a lick of difference.



LOL, this from the guy who two completely useless plugs in Eager and Brown penciled into his bottom six. Talk about wasted roster spots. Sure, Smyth doesn't punch faces, but of those three, he's the only one who can win a puck battle, make and take a pass, etc.
We've had pacifists for head coaches, hopefully Eakins coaches like he played the game then maybe you can see the worth of these types of players.

I'd take Eager or Brown over Smyth all day long. They take the body and can stand up for their teammates, get in on the forecheck and cause havoc in front of the net. Smyth at this point doesn't do much except take up a roster spot and not fill any role worth a damn.

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