TSN just posted a radio segment discussing the diminishing role of the enforcer.
They point to analytics and then fail to reasonably connect the two in any way.
What I want from my 3rd/4th lines...
Dump the puck in deep...Nail the opposing Dmen, and create those 'dirty' chances down low...Crash the net - give the opposing netminder nightmares...Intimidate the opposition with physical play, and create space.
I'm not asking for players who drop the gloves at every chance they get, but only if it's called for - then so be it - as long as it's not just for show, or a staged fight...That I can do without.
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