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10-21-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
Nobody claimed that having an enforcer would stop all injuries. Simply that there would be less cheap shots if Eakins sends the enforcers out after the guy that did it. Eakins didn't send Gazdic after Gryba...
This is it. Deterrents are only as good as your willingness to use them.

Even on clean hits, good teams stand up for their stars. Against PIT, Nick Schultz gingerly bumped Crosby and there was a swarm on him in seconds.

It won't eliminate cheap shots and hits. But it might cut down on the number with guys not thinking the Oilers are a hitting freebie. And the fewer hits a player takes the less likely they will get hurt.

The other side of the equation, our team takes all the hits and doesn't dish them out. Man I wish Sutton's knee held out another season or two.

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