Re: Not so Bad!
posted at 3/5/2013 6:17 PM EST
In response to MeanE's comment:
Who on the 6 teams you've mentioned "strike fear" into opponents. Please don't tell me it's guys like Cooke and Rinaldo.
You asked for more physical teams. Rinaldo & Cooke definitely strike fear as they are loose cannons and unpredictable.
Hartnell, Simmonds, Rinaldo, Schenn, all hit more.
Orr, McLaren, JVR, Kulemin, all hit more.
Top 5 of Pitt are Forwards, none necessarily strike fear, except for Cooke, because you never know when he may cheap shot someone, but all more physical then every Bruin forward not named Lucic.
Scott, Kaleta, Ott, Foligno
Callahan, Boyle, Pyatt, Asham, Nash
Neil, Greening, Smith, Dziurzynski
That's strange. I have absolutely no recollection of asking you that. Anyway, your list looks as if it was made by someone who's never watched any Leafs games at all. Komarov hits far more than anyone on the team and JVR is even softer than Rick Nash. Speaking of NYR, Asham has 15 hits in 12 games so he's made your list? Well, he's ahead of Gaborik so that's something I guess. John Scott and his 13 hits in 18 games must be scary because he's big huh? Bottom line is that NYR are the most physical group of forwards that I've seen in the East and the Bruins still did just fine in the 3 meetings so far. If anything, I'd say the Bruins manhandled them to open the season considering they spent the better part of 3 periods in the Rangers end.