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Wayne Simmonds
« on: February 05, 2021, 12:35:50 PM »
This is turning into exactly what the Leafs needed.
As much as everyone is trying to turn the game into Rec hockey ,
it is still a contact sport.  We need a guy who can be a bit of
a shit disturber and answer the bell.  I love it

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 12:58:04 PM »
Big time anti-fighting in hockey person here, but Wayne Simmonds makes me okay with it for some reason.

Invalid Tweet IDMaybe its his fearlessness, his technique (look at those blocks), or his post-fight politeness.
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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 12:58:20 PM »
You?d think he?ll be a welcome addition come playoff time.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 01:43:36 PM »
I like Wayne but watching that fight last night only served to remind me how much I don't miss them.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 01:56:31 PM »

I don't miss two guys who had no business being pro hockey players having mediocre fights because it was their only reason for being around but if you don't miss actual fights between two legit players, well, to each their own.

I like Wayne Simmonds.
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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2021, 02:12:24 PM »
Maybe its his fearlessness, his technique (look at those blocks), or his post-fight politeness.

I really don't recall if I've seen a hockey player block like that during a fight.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 03:22:56 PM »

I don't miss two guys who had no business being pro hockey players having mediocre fights because it was their only reason for being around but if you don't miss actual fights between two legit players, well, to each their own.

I like Wayne Simmonds.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2021, 03:48:23 PM »
Maybe its his fearlessness, his technique (look at those blocks), or his post-fight politeness.

I really don't recall if I've seen a hockey player block like that during a fight.
I got the feeling he stopped punching Benn because it wasn't close and was hoping Benn would take the invite to quit but he didn't, hence the blocked punches. Of course then he proceeded to hit him a few more times to get him to quit lol.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2021, 03:50:31 PM »

I don't miss two guys who had no business being pro hockey players having mediocre fights because it was their only reason for being around but if you don't miss actual fights between two legit players, well, to each their own.

I like Wayne Simmonds.
Totally agree. Simmonds can play and I like that he didn't ease up on Hughes because the Nucks were still hitting us.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 03:54:53 PM »
Blocks, rights and lefts! Great fight.
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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2021, 11:57:23 AM »
I like Wayne but watching that fight last night only served to remind me how much I don't miss them.
Exactly.
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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 11:52:45 AM »

If he were to miss the next 6 weeks, that would be 20 games:

4 against Calgary and Ottawa, 3 against everyone else.
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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 12:16:16 PM »
Well that would suck. Both Thornton and Simmonds go down.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 12:34:18 PM »
Someone please wrap Spezza in bubble-wrap.

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Re: Wayne Simmonds
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »
Sucks, but there is so much silver lining.

More LTIR used to bring up 4th line churn while we explore whether or not Boyd/Anderson/Brooks/Barabanov can give middle-six minutes. Simmonds can really work on his skating in the meantime and come back even more terrifying to Vancouver.
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