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08-02-2013, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
I don't think those on opposite sides of fight spectrum will ever come to agreement on it's benefits or lack there of. Those that believe what they believe are usually locked into their view point and unlikely to change their opinion based on anything put forward in these threads. I think debating whether it should/shouldn't be part of the game is largely irrelevant.

For now it is accepted and sought after by gm's ect. The question should be, do we conform to the existing rules in place and attempt to use it as a tactical advantage, or do we simply ignore this aspect of the game?

To me, as long as it continues, we need to get on board. It's a portion of our game that we currently don't have, whether we need it or not is up for debate. I think adding another dimension or as many dimensions as possible is a good idea. When the speed finesse game isn't working it would be nice to get a lift from another direction. Perhaps a spark can be created, perhaps it can't, the risk is almost nothing. The difference between an average 4th liner and one dimensional goon isn't as large as suggested, and if it adds another dimension to the team, quite possibly worth the minor discrepancy in talent. Armstrong contributed like 3 goals all season, it's quite possible a goon could match his offensive output while adding another dimension. Armstrong did other things well, but he's easily replaced.
I'm on the side that I'd like to see it being removed but as I stated numerous times, as it is right now, we CLEARLY need to get on board and find players that could indeed mix it up. Supposed team toughness is pure BS. We need to be able to respond.

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