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01-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Gardner McKay
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
Really--didn't bother to look up Parrish. I didn't care that much. But your comment about Drury throwing his body around is laughable.

So statistically--the NHL didn't track hits until after the lockout season. These are Drury's numbers.

Buffalo 05-06 81 games played 31 hits--14th best on his team.
Buffalo 06-07 77 games played 28 hits--20th best on his team.
Rangers 07-08 82 games played 46 hits--18th best on his team.
Rangers 08-09 81 games played 42 hits--20th best on his team.
Rangers 09-10 77 games played 67 hits--13th best on his team.
Rangers 10-11 24 games played 19 hits--25th best on his team.

Funny his hits take a spike upwards in 09-10 towards the end of his career when he's all beaten up. This was hardly a guy throwing his body around with abandon. He didn't fight--neither did Parrish. Your other examples of Peca and Tucker were both agitators and they really did take a pounding. Both of them had a lot in common with Matt Cooke. They were just better players than Cooke but more or less the same mentality--dirty players who hurt a lot of other players with knee on knee and high hits and other teams eventually got their pound of flesh back.
You are cherry picking one statistic.

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