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LGW is Pro-Enforcer: The Results are In.

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If it was a national election, that margin would be called a decisive vote.

Hahah!

I just honestly just curious about the numbers.. last I checked it was 128 to 108 or something like that...

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ughm so the enforcer is going to solve goaltending issues riiiigt yes!

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Floyd Mayweather or bust.

George Foreman isn't doing anything, I don't think. Sure he's selling some grills, but the man needs to earn a real living.

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Challenge: assemble an all-goon, all-enforcer, all-grit team (of today's players).

Discuss.

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George Foreman isn't doing anything, I don't think. Sure he's selling some grills, but the man needs to earn a real living.

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Challenge: assemble an all-goon, all-enforcer, all-grit team (of today's players).

Discuss.

See: Flyers roster

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The results of this poll should not come as a surprise to anyone. The vast majority of fans like hockey fighting and appreciate hockey fighters. Not even the Wings' young fans (who likely prefer the sort of hockey they se in PeeWee), plus the Wings' Euro-weakling fans, plus those vindictive folks who don't care about enforcers but are happy to vote against the polarizing character that is ESAD could outnumber the rest of us normal hockey fans. You gotta have ballance to keep the game great, and right now the Wings don't have it. They wil though, soon enough.

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I voted on the pro-enforcer side of the poll. Not because of statistics, hockey theory or an unhappiness with how things are going for the team but because I just love seeing someone in a Red Wings sweater punching someone not wearing one in the face.

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Obviously having an enforcer is useful. I voted no just in hopes that would win and you'd get pissed off lol. As if getting pushed around is a good thing. Luckily, I haven't seen that happen in the first two games. We still lost hard though.

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I voted on the pro-enforcer side of the poll. Not because of statistics, hockey theory or an unhappiness with how things are going for the team but because I just love seeing someone in a Red Wings sweater punching someone not wearing one in the face.

Much credit to you. I sincerely wish more people would just admit that this is why they want an enforcer instead of inventing ridiculous theories to support it helping the team.

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We need May, and also we should have spent $3.7M on Bertuzzi, Meon & Malhotra instead of $3.5 on Bertuzzi/Williams/Eaves.... Just my Opinion...

Holland knows best...

Spot on concerning Moen, & Malhotra; these guys are quite handy when the playoffs begin.

Glad to see ESAD sticking around :thumbup:

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Much credit to you. I sincerely wish more people would just admit that this is why they want an enforcer instead of inventing ridiculous theories to support it helping the team.

Outta curiosity what theories have been conjured up?

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Outta curiosity what theories have been conjured up?

The whole "enforcers keep players from getting run" argument isn't exactly proven.

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The whole "enforcers keep players from getting run" argument isn't exactly proven.

Hold up. The Selanne quote says otherwise. I would say that makes it a proven fact that with May in the lineup we will go from getting pushed around to a team nobody wants to touch due to fear. :thumbup:

We should find out in the next few days whether or not he will Holland will sign him. If I'm not mistaken he was quoted as saying he wouldn't make a decision on him until after we return from Sweden. Hopefully if he signs him then Babcock puts him in the lineup quickly so we can see what he's going to bring to the table before to far into the season. Well, and I'm curious to see how good a fighter he is. We haven't had a GOOD fighter since.... never mind.

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The whole "enforcers keep players from getting run" argument isn't exactly proven.

True - however not having guys capable of dropping the mitts doesn't help the situation either.

Guess I'd rather have the threat of "payback" vs having no threat of "payback".

We all know "payback" is a ***** :rolleyes:

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Hold up. The Selanne quote says otherwise. I would say that makes it a proven fact that with May in the lineup we will go from getting pushed around to a team nobody wants to touch due to fear. :thumbup:

We should find out in the next few days whether or not he will Holland will sign him. If I'm not mistaken he was quoted as saying he wouldn't make a decision on him until after we return from Sweden. Hopefully if he signs him then Babcock puts him in the lineup quickly so we can see what he's going to bring to the table before to far into the season. Well, and I'm curious to see how good a fighter he is. We haven't had a GOOD fighter since.... never mind.

Since Kocur?...Remeber him?...The guy that scored the 1st goal in game 1 of the Cup Finals against the feared Flyers?...The guy that took runs at the opposition at will (while watching them skate away fully aware of a beatdown they'd get if they screwed with Joey), and because of his charismatic play his linemates at the time (usually Maltby, and Draper) played like they had a pair 'cause they knew someone was watching over them?...The guy that was part of back-to-back Stanley Cup victories?...I wonder what he's up to these days?

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True - however not having guys capable of dropping the mitts doesn't help the situation either.

Guess I'd rather have the threat of "payback" vs having no threat of "payback".

We all know "payback" is a ***** :rolleyes:

Sure, but the point is that the Wings safety, well-being, and success doesn't hinge on if they have an enforcer.

In 1997 having a gritty team up and down the lineup was the key to Detroit's success. They have had to adapt and now play a more finesse style (that has worked), and they do not rely on the gritty system they once did.

Would I love an enforcer like May on the team? Hell yes. Do I think that without an enforcer like May the Wings will not succeed? Hell no.

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Sure, but the point is that the Wings safety, well-being, and success doesn't hinge on if they have an enforcer.

In 1997 having a gritty team up and down the lineup was the key to Detroit's success. They have had to adapt and now play a more finesse style (that has worked), and they do not rely on the gritty system they once did.

Would I love an enforcer like May on the team? Hell yes. Do I think that without an enforcer like May the Wings will not succeed? Hell no.

By no means am I implying that the Red Wings need an enforcer to succeed; just saying having a few guys (rather than 1 legit goon I'd rather have 2 to 4 guys who can play, and drop'em when needed) on the roster will give our guys a bit more confidence throughout the game, and more or less a boost in moral in the locker room.

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