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Afternoon Line - Ted Nolan

“We do everything in our power to stop an offensive guy from scoring goals,. We do things to break a system, yet when we have fighters on another team we want to fight him? I don’t know why. …

“There’s a purpose for aggressive play, but there has to be a purpose (for fighting) — without it there’s no reason to do it.”

-Ted Nolan, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.  More from Nolan and a few other coaches by Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Go for it Sabres. Get rid of all of your grit like the Wings did.
When you finally make the playoffs and a player like Lucic cup checks
one of your players what will happen? Will they fold like a lawn chair because they were
scared like the Wings?

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 09/26/14 at 04:43 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

If there is one thing I remember about the Wings / Bruins series last year was how the Wings just folded like a ...

...wait a second ...

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 09/26/14 at 08:52 PM ET

clownfat's avatar

Uh… he isn’t going to get rid of all the Sabres grit… he just doesn’t want staged pointless fights. He has been saying this since he was hired, people keep asking him this same question. Many times he has said he has no problem with fights, they just need to be for a reason. If anything I think that attitude adds grit, not subtracts it.

Posted by clownfat on 09/29/14 at 01:16 AM ET

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