Thread: Team toughness
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10-17-2013, 09:47 AM
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For me, it's not just about the ability to fight or deliver a hit, it's about teammates having the mindset of supporting and protecting one another. It should be instinctual. When Hansen elbowed Hossa last season, Toews immediately went after Hansen and Hjalmarsson was right behind him. The linesman got involved before a fight ensued, so it won't show up on the scoresheet. But the Blackhawks had the right mentality - they showed a willingness to stand up for their teammate. It's not something we have seen a lot from the Rangers this season.

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