You gotta give up on the Lilja being tough thing lol. He will never fight again since his brain got scrambled because he can't defend himself. Seriously he'll man up and drop em but he gardly even throws punches.
Spot on post if it were 1997, or if this weren't the Wings.
A better part of the league and especially the Wings have started using the third line as a secondary scoring line, remember Hudler Flip Sammy was the third line in Det for a wfew years, in fact up until last year most of Hudler and Flip's minutes were logged on the third line.
Modano is a much better defensive forward than Hudler and if Hudler can be a third line player in Det I see no reason why Modano could not be. IMO
Last time we won the Cup, we had grinders and defensively responsible forwards on our 3rd line. Namely, Cleary, Draper and Drake. I don't see how you can say it's different nowadays somehow. Wings aren't above anyone else in that department. We need balance just as much as other teams do.
In fact, every time we've won the Cup, we had that.
I can never tell if you're joking when it comes to Lillypads and fighting, because you seem reasonable about fights otherwise.
Lilja has never owned anyone. He got in a good punch against Boll and then took him down. As I've said before, I give Lilja major props for basically learning to fight at the top level of the sport. But he certainly wasn't tremendous at it.
Lilja can own whomever he wants.
If he wanted to, he could come to your house and own you. Look what happened to this poor europuss who dared challenge him.