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10-17-2013, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by StandingCow View Post
Totally agree. It's better to have people that can actually play the game, but still drop the gloves than to have someone that adds nothing but the ability to fight.

Enforcers are done for.
Yep, if players are not stupid or reactionary now the 'enforcers' are rendered completely benign.

And apart from 'heavyweights' a guy like Simmonds can pretty much hold his own against any guy in the league, and play hockey/not be a liability at the same time. He beat Clarkson, Brewer, Boyle, Moen, Alberts and probably beat Bickel, and held Matt Martin.

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