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09-12-2013, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jasonleaffan View Post
Toronto has fighters all over our lineup, and we seem to do all right. No cheap shots, and certainly no anchors. Colton orr was a + 4 on the season last year. McLaren even and Fraser a whopping +18 playing third pairing minutes. And yeah all three of those guys would "punch faces" lol. I'll take the security and protection they provide any day of the week. Over having no one on the team that can answer the bell, when you have a guy like lucic running all over the place and taking librities with teams that have no "face punchers" lol
Perhaps it works for the leafs. The oilers are built a different way. They have a deadly pp with many weapons that they can use. Youd think torres would tjink twice about taking a penalty and costing his team a goal. He can easily duck a fight. Alot tougher to be the sole cause of a goal.
The oilers also have bad depth. So why not give a roster spot to a depth guy that can actually help the team out with secondary scoring or defense.

Also, many of the oilers skilled guys don't play pk, so if a goon takes a 4 minute penalty, that's 4 minutes that the skilled players aren't able to play. In a game where they only play 18 minutes that could be significant. And that's all in an effort so that an enforcer MIGHT deter a pest. Who's job is to create penalties and mix it up

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