QUOTE(micah @ March 8, 2007 - 12:00PM)
Fruitoo? I don't know if I'm reading this right, a guy with a Datsyuk avatar is calling Tootoo a pansy? Come on now - Tootoo may be all sorts of things but a pansy is most certainly not one of them. He is one of the biggest hitters in the league and he actually defends himselves and his teamates on occasion. He plays the game with reckless abandon and pays the price for it with a smile on his face. Datsyuk on the other hand is notorious for disapearing after he gets roughed up a little bit. I don't expect Dats to play a chippy game because he obviously is quite small and weak, but I can't stand by and listen to a fan of that pansy call tootoo out. Dirty? Maybe. Unskilled? Maybe. A pansy? Yeah, right.
Goals > Hits. Move along, nothing to see here. Take your Fruitoo love to the Preds forum.
QUOTE(Hiei @ March 8, 2007 - 09:50AM)
What about the Good ole' Boys playin? Probert, Domi (even though he never had respect for the game), McSorley, Laraque, Terrible Ted....What about the old time pugilists? Think we should start training Tomas Holmstrom in the fighting???
Probert could score, Domi scrapped in the corners and could pass, McSorley was a goon, and Laraque can barely hold a stick since he always want to drop the gloves. I'm all for an enforcer, but he has to be able to score too.
QUOTE(Legionnaire11 @ March 8, 2007 - 09:52AM)
You can't just have skill players in hockey. There has to be tough guys to keep the game balanced. Otherwise you end up with cheap shot after cheap shot, players slicing each other up with sticks and other nonsense that the tough guys keep in check. Sure they aren't as skilled, and they do their fair share of dirty plays, but it's a lot better than the alternative.
See above. Ovechkin can take all the cheapshots he wants for the Caps, I don't think the organization or the fans care as long as he scores 50 goals.