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Tough Guy Fading Away

from the Buffalo News,
Rob Ray made a career out of brawling in Buffalo. Marty McSorley was chief of security for Wayne Gretzky, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz spent years protecting Bobby Clarke. There's a long list of other players with similar roles, but they could become dinosaurs in the new National Hockey League. "There will be none," Ray said. "That player is going to have to be able to play. Most guys are going to be regular players. They're going to be your fourth-line guys who give other guys a rest. The one-dimensional player is going to be gone." We pause for a moment of silence for Tony Twist.

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