If only one of Diaz and Kaberle is in the lineup maybe a forward, maybe Emelin, maybe a double shift by one of the top pair defensemen on 2nd unit power play. I expect the PP set up to be in flux until they can find a set up that works.
Some people here don't "get it". Fighting in hockey is more about standing up for teammates than how many fights you win or lose. Laraque was a great fighter and feared when he was here but he was a terrible "enforcer" because our players could get run and he was too worried about his "code" to do anything.
Great post and a very accurate description of why Laraque was useless.
Showing up for your teammates is more important than winning every fight.
Raitis Ivanans? You mean when he fought chara, chara pulled him down like he does any other fighter who has a chance against him, and then popped him when the refs had already tied up his arms? Sure, the power is there. But that doesn't show that he's a great fighter. Chara has awful balance.
You are right Chara is an awful fighter. He just takes advantage of his size. I can't wait to see him fight the protector of Miller in Buffalo.....he is going to get his ass whoooped yee haw !