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Rangers @ Leafs: "What the hell just happened?" Edition
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01-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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CK will run into problems sooner or later because there's no one to back him up--other than Carcillo. Carcillo is not a major deterrent. You could see earlier Orr going after Boyle--at least somewhat because of a collision/shoving match with Phaneuf. Orr's protecting one of his team's stars--a guy who plays physical. Phaneuf can play physical--he can get involved in scrums--when push really comes to shove--Orr or McLaren will be there and Dion will be ready to go the next game because he'll never really have to answer the bell. For Kreider to become the player he needs to become he is going to have to play physical as well but there's no Orr around. Kreider does not know how to fight. He could use a few pointers from someone who does know. He can defend himself against Phaneuf but his odds are a lot worse against a
Wayne Simmonds, Milan Lucic or a Tom Wilson.
One of these things is not like the other.
And Kreider will be fine. He just showed that he's not afraid to drop the gloves, he's a big strong guy. Even more, he doesn't need a goon to back him up. He doesn't have to fight Orr, or Lucic, or Wilson.
A good player doesn't have to fight a pathetic excuse for a player. They're useless.
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