The DetroitRedWings including Holland are in for a rude awakening in the east. Like I said there is a reason why Montreal traded for and signed tough guys.Also these guys are well liked by their teammates and coaches like Eakins already admitted, that they thought about guys like MacIntyre whenever he was on the ice. I don't like the anti tough style, puckpossion is nice as long as you are a powerhouse team but with diminishing skills it'boring. There is a reason why fans are cheering for fights and bonecrushing hits, you think Orr, Thornton or Scott won't jump Kronwall after one of his hits? -sigh- sent from a mobile device autocorrections errors are possible!
This was my first thought when I heard about our move East. Watching the East last year and it seemed every great hit was immediately followed by the hitter getting jumped. Boston and Chara were embarrassing the way they did this!
I too worry about Kron because at least once, this will happen. I dont think he will fight. If he's smart he wont and if he does he will get hurt and this is where the enforcer argument enters in.
With a type of goon, At least the other team knows that their stars are in jeopardy of being run or battered if they jump Kron for a clean hit.
I dont know if there is a right or wrong side of this argument... Wait and see and if we need to change our game, theres always next year to start the retooling.