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Which remaining enforcers make a difference for their team?

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01-02-2006, 03:09 PM
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Which remaining enforcers make a difference for their team?

Well as you all know, the new NHL gives less attention to enforcers with the new rules. I'm just curious to know what enforcers people believe make a difference to their respective team.

I am a leafs fan I admit, yet I believe Tie Domi is useless for the leafs.

In terms of enforcers, I believe Todd Fedoruk is the best enforcer. He wins fights (entertainment purpose), protects his teammates (good example was vs phoenix) and he gets decent ice time with also some points to go with it and a positive +/-.

He currently has 1 goal, 9 assists, and is a +2 and 80 PIM.

Any other players around the league?>

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Well, the term "enforcer" in my terms means someone who is the tough guy on the team, out to protect his teammates and perhaps goon it up a bit if needed.

Going by all that, I would say McGrattan for the Sens does a good job. Nowadays, as you pointed out, it's becoming less noticed. However, if I had to pick one that could do all that and put some points on the board too, I'd take Avery.

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Brashear makes a difference. We'd be so much better without him.

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Well, the term "enforcer" in my terms means someone who is the tough guy on the team, out to protect his teammates and perhaps goon it up a bit if needed.

Going by all that, I would say McGrattan for the Sens does a good job. Nowadays, as you pointed out, it's becoming less noticed. However, if I had to pick one that could do all that and put some points on the board too, I'd take Avery.
Avery is about as far from an enforcer as you could get. He's an anti-enforcer. He's the type of player that necessitates enforcers as A. the opposing team will want to seek justice with their enforcers and B. he'll need someone to cover his ***.

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Hordichuk seems like a very useful player for Nashville which blows me away considering that he was once one of the worst players in the WHL.

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Would Chris Neil be considered an enforcer?

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Would Chris Neil be considered an enforcer?
He's McGratton's wingman. I'd say he is.

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Another vote for Fedoruk he sends messages and is a great player

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Chris Neil, anouther goal today. He's leaning more towards an aggitators role this year yet I would still consider him an enforcer though, big mac has the fighting down pat.

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Who is the duke of put up your dukes?

no question on who this is.

he is the baron
he is the caesar
he is the caliph
he is the crowned head

of all of the last enforcers.

western conference. eastern conference. nhl. ahl. swiss league.

and the swinging suzerain's name is: georges laraque.

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Chris Simon?

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Fedoruk is the #1 enforcer I'd want on my team. Laraque is a very capable fighter, but he thinks he's too much of a hockey player. He's a decent hockey player, but I'd want a guy like Fedoruk who has no problem performing his role and performing it well.

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I would take Fedourk, Laraque a close second.

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Steve Ott has been pretty effective at reminding opponents that Brendan Morrow, Mike Modano, and Jere Lehtinen are entitled by birth right to move unimpeded.

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Laraque is totally useless as an enforcer imo. OK as a 4th line guy but useless as an enforcer. Doesn't understand the role.

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Laraque is totally useless as an enforcer imo. OK as a 4th line guy but useless as an enforcer. Doesn't understand the role.
I used to be a fan, but...sad to say Laraque's NHL days are (slowly) almost over (I could be wrong ).

Chris Simon and Chris Neil are more useful "player" fighters...they can actually play (and fight if they have to) in the new NHL.

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Avery is about as far from an enforcer as you could get. He's an anti-enforcer. He's the type of player that necessitates enforcers as A. the opposing team will want to seek justice with their enforcers and B. he'll need someone to cover his ***.

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Well, the term "enforcer" in my terms means someone who is the tough guy on the team, out to protect his teammates and perhaps goon it up a bit if needed.

Going by all that, I would say McGrattan for the Sens does a good job. Nowadays, as you pointed out, it's becoming less noticed. However, if I had to pick one that could do all that and put some points on the board too, I'd take Avery.
i thought enforcers had to fight not turtle.

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I hate to say it... but Tie Domi.
He is not enforcer he once was but... he plays better hockey then any of the guys mentioned in this thread so far.

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Fedoruk most definitely. He knows his role, is a pretty good fighter and a pretty good player too. That is the kind of enforcer you need in this new league.

But McGrattan, Neil, Chara and the the boys are the perfect tough team in the new NHL. They have the big HW in McGrattan that is +/- 0. He makes some mistakes but he is still young. Then you have Neil that can play a regular shift. Then you got guys like Chara that are awesome players that can protect their teammates if needed.

Brashear doesn't understand his role. He never fights for his teammates. He only fights for himself when he feels like it. But the Flyers would be a tough team if their big guys were a little bit younger (Primeau, Hatcher, Brash). Eager is a good team-player, I hope he stays with the big team. He has potential to develop into a solid power-forward. They should replace Brashear with Josh Gratton though who is a better enforcer and player than Brash. Brash is the better fighter though.

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