This lockout will probably be the end of the NHL enforcer. These guys can't skate to begin with.. If they're not practicing, skating, or moving around somewhat they'll be useless when the season finally does start. I'm hoping Big Mac plays with WB/S. Even if he does see NHL ice again will anyone even fight him? Probably not. Look at last year. He issued countless challenges, especially in the game against Ottawa when he challenged Neil and Carkner both numerous times only to be declined, and again in one of the last games against Philly he was declined by Shelley. It's almost to the point that when the HW's do play against each other, they really don't want to fight each other anymore. It's a shame. When a HW fight does happen it just seems like there's no emotion behind it like there used to be. Look back to 2009 when Godard and Orr fought each other 4 or 5 times, each winning a couple. That was a heated rivalry between two emotional guys who wanted to fight, and wanted to win those fights. You just don't see that kind of emotion from these enforcers anymore. There used to be a time when you could look at each team's line up and if each team had a HW dressed, you knew they were almost guaranteed to fight within the first 10 minutes of the game. That just doesn't happen anymore.
Last edited by Big Violence; 10-13-2012 at 08:44 PM.