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12-21-2013, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikos87 View Post
My definition of toughness encompasses more than just pugilism on ice. I would say a better way for me to communicate it as a "The Will to Win Ratio".

Does this team collectively have it in them to do more than the guys on the side for the sake of the win? How far are they willing to go?

If it isn't up to par. I then look at individual components, ones that need to go for the sake of raising that "Will to Win Ratio".

In my mind, a team with high "Will to Win Ratio" will outcompete their opponents, win or lose. If there is talent on those teams, and the top guys all have this made up intangible "Will to Win Ratio" I'm referring to, well I think you'd see a cup with those organizations, and those players getting paid like franchise players.
This team let everyone know how hard they are willing to work when they banished Tortorella.

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