ukcanuck wrote:Uh, yes it does, you're on record as saying deterrence doesn't work. It doesn't protect the star players as the examples you gave are supposed to highlight.
You have in the past said that the extracurriculars draw unwanted penalties and that many cheap shot artists won't answer the bell anyway etc.
You've said also that old time hockey is no longer effective as the rules have changed things.
What are you even saying UK?
How many times do I have to clarify my position to you for you to get it?
You said I was against adding toughness to the team, and I responded by telling you the type of toughness the team needs and it's relative impact...which I STILL don't think precludes stars from being victims of cheap shots.
The MOST important part of having the right type of toughness is scoring more goals in the dirty areas, which was this team's NUMBER ONE problem in its loss to Boston.
The actually fighting/intimidation part of the right type of toughness is a side benefit with far less importance..and I've gone an and on about this point for 2 years.
ukcanuck wrote:However whenever anyone has posted a desire for players capable of the toughness that kassian displayed in dropping the gloves, you continually fall back on the same tired accusation "we don't need a fourth line plug or goon and your an idiot for suggesting it"
However that is NOT what people who disagree with you have been saying and its you who make assumptions and try to pin an erroneous argument on them and then deride them for it.
No, you accused me of flip flopping and inconsistency in my view, and I'm responding to that by saying that assertion is bullshit. And in the process I explained what I had said about the issue before and my views on it.
But please, continue on as if you were just innocently posting and I decided to bully you for no reason...