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by Paul on 01/30/12 at 02:38 PM ET
from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,
But the Red Wings rarely fight.
They are dead last in the NHL. The Rangers, who lead the league, fight 543 percent more often than the Wings — 38-7. The next lowest-ranked teams, the Canadiens (11) and Coyotes (11), fight 57 percent more than the Wings.
Two of the biggest criticisms of the Red Wings’ roster over the years are their comparative smallness and lack of combatants. Some critics even assert that the lack of fighting stands between the Red Wings and a Stanley Cup.
But from players, to coaches to management, the Wings say they are little concerned. They believe they can play anyone and win, including the top fighting teams and physical teams in the league.
So do not look for the acquisition of an enforcer in the coming weeks, as the Wings seek to improve their shot at a 12th championship.
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