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10-10-2013, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Stuart didnt get killed tuesday night, which means nobody on this team cares about their fellow teammates.....
what would the difference have been if we had chris stewart, prust, brown, downie, hartnell on the team? stuart would have still looked to finish his check on nash like he did, nash would have still gotten hurt, and one of the above mentioned guys would have went after stuart JUST LIKE BOYLE DID and gotten a penalty for it since stuart wanted nothing to do with a fight.
this notion that having these guys on the team changes anything is ridiculous, any of the teams that these tough, image changing players, play on deal with the same **** we do on a nightly basis and the name on the jersey isnt going to change that
I think you are missing the point. It's not about that particular game at that point, its about sending a message and the message isn't just to the opposing team, it's sent to the rest of the league but most of all the guys on our own team. Being tough to play against and having the guts to throw down with someone is infectious. Its spreads through the team, makes everyone play bigger and more confident.
When you fail to step up when the moment calls for it, you better believe other teams take notes on that and look to exploit. Stuart just laughed at our whole team and basically said "Do Something" and we did nothing. If Boyle wanted to do something about it he should have laid a hit on Stuart or just jumped him like Carkner did to him, not take a pansy ass penalty, same for Asham with his sissy slash later in the game.
The captain of their team called us out publicly for being soft and then we let his team show us up and we tuck tail and hide, pathetic.
I'm not looking to over-romanticize the 11-12 team but they at least let it be known that they would fight and stick up for guys and not take any ****. We all loved that season because it was basically something we never saw this team do and were mostly shocked to see a Rangers team play that way. Then we blew it all up and now here we are looking for the blood, sweat and guts that we already had but chose to walk away from. You reap what you sow!
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