Are The Canucks Physical Enough?

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Nucks IceMan in NHL
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I have written about this on numerous occasions and some of the readers have gotten this confused with the fighting side, which is not the subject, so pay attention. To prove my suspicions, I used the ôHitsö stats from Sporting I took the top eight players of each team and divided by the number of games played, to find the average and my ranking key. Whether you agree with it or not, and call it what you want (toughness, grit, hits, physical play), itÆs still part of the game (not fighting) and in many cases, e.g. (Calgary Flames vs Canucks, Games One and Six), it sets the tempo for the game. Can the opposition that is on the receiving end push back when the intensity reaches its peak? Will the ôwill to competeö at the opposition's level be put forth? Many have pooh-poohed t ...

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