Originally Posted by Mr. America
I'm torn I love fighting, but from looking at the 4 lines we could put on the ice looks like we're gonna be to busy getting scoring chances to worry about fighting.
Also I don't buy for a minute that having a tough guy stops people from taking liberties with your team.
How about how having a tough guy can help your team win through the intimidation factor until another team calls up someone to counter him? Or were you out of the country when Boogaard was making Calgary and Edmonton look like 1st graders against the playground bully until Godard was called up? Or even in the east, the Rangers playing better hockey with Avery and Orr in the lineup, and McGrattan fighting Janssen till he stopped taking runs at various Ottawa players?