Thread: Team toughness
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12-03-2013, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
I disagree on thatů

I'll admit that you can count me as a guy who gets pumped up when players fight. Enforcer vs enforcer doesn't do much for me, but the in game fighting to defend teammates, and change momentum is an appealing part of the game for me. I think it can effect a hockey game, because it may change how certain teams play the game, and it can be a major momentum shifter.
This. Employing past prime goons for staged fights isn't the answer. Nasty, punishing players that can add value in this area outside their position.

Losing fights and getting manhandled hurts the morale or at least it should.
Maybe complacency is the bigger problem.

We need an upgrade in skill but we sorely need an upgrade in physicality

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