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09-08-2013, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TheTechNoir View Post
People have been talking about this exact topic basically every season from the time I was young enough to understand it (early-mid 90s)... And the answer has been no every single time. Any part of that mentality that may be present with the team, hasn't just been revolutionarily brought back for the first time during the off-season. It has been the same mentality for a long, long time whether you call that broad street bully mentality or not. I don't.
At times they are guilty of trying to relive the glory days & overvalue a player based on their pugilistic skills (Klotz pick, Shelley contract etc.) but it's not like we employ a team full of goons. Hell we went most of last year without one at least stashed on our active roster until Giroux got popped & Voracek had to fight for him which lead to Rosehill being acquired. Rosehill only played in games after that where we played teams known for being physical & dropping the gloves. As long as other teams are employing guys like Rosehill he'll have a spot on the roster like it or not.

There's nothing wrong with having guys like Hartnell, Simmonds, L. Schenn, Coburn, etc. who bring other skill sets on top of being physical & willing to drop the gloves when needed.

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