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09:05 AM ET 10.18 | If Marian Gaborik is being run by opponents, is Derek Boogaard's existence as a threat working? The idea a fourth-line player -- who gets a mere handful of fourth-line shifts a night and who is essentially in the lineup to punch it out with the opposition's fourth-line heavyweight -- can be a deterrent is flawed. The idea this presence will create more skating room for his team's stars is misguided. It's even more misguided when it comes to Boogaard, who is so feared as a puncher that very few of the league's heavyweights are even willing to drop the gloves against him, and that includes the (almost always) willing Colton Orr, who wanted no part of the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Rangers galoot on Friday.

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October 18, 2010  09:41 AM ET

Galoot? I love that word. And let's not blame Boogaard. Maybe the guy holding the cheque book but still stuck in 1980's hockey should be mentioned.

October 18, 2010  10:00 AM ET

Colton Orr is probably still thinking about getting knocked the F out last week by Derek Engelland.

October 18, 2010  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Colton Orr is probably still thinking about getting knocked the F out last week by Derek Engelland.

Still has cobwebs,

October 18, 2010  10:19 AM ET

I don't know why teams waste money and ice time with these guys....if you can't skate or score in the NHL today then you shouldn't be in the league.

October 18, 2010  10:36 AM ET

Maybe Albert Haynesworth could learn to skate?

October 18, 2010  10:55 AM ET

I love Boogaard.

October 18, 2010  11:09 AM ET

Anotyher great Slats signing! The days of knuckle-draggers who cannot skate or stickhandle are long gone. Even Colton Orr, who is far from skilled, is far more effective with the forecheck and taking the body than the horrible Boogaard. He is costing them over a million for playing what, 4 minutes a night?

Slats is horrid.

October 18, 2010  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Colton Orr is probably still thinking about getting knocked the F out last week by Derek Engelland.

Ding Ding Ding. :)

October 18, 2010  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Anotyher great Slats signing! The days of knuckle-draggers who cannot skate or stickhandle are long gone. Even Colton Orr, who is far from skilled, is far more effective with the forecheck and taking the body than the horrible Boogaard. He is costing them over a million for playing what, 4 minutes a night?Slats is horrid.

Precisely.

October 18, 2010  11:58 AM ET
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Not at $1.625 mil

Wow! That's a lot of cabbage for 4 minutes a game!

October 18, 2010  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wow! That's a lot of cabbage for 4 minutes a game!

It is indeed. I think Ogie Oglethorpe only got $5.25 an hour and quit the Chiefs to work at McDonald's! Maybe Sather can make him an offer?

October 18, 2010  12:36 PM ET

I hope the Rangers keep him. The Rangers are in a lot of the games Versus is providing this season, and if I have to watch them, I want to see him punching with someone.

Didn't he and his brother have some sort of ''fighting camp'' for youth hockey players? Classic.

October 18, 2010  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love Boogaard.

I love beer, but I spend way too much money on it and it really doesn't benefit me in the long run!

October 18, 2010  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I hope the Rangers keep him.

So do I. That is money not spent on someone that could actually score a goal or two.

October 18, 2010  12:50 PM ET
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Not at $1.625 mil

That's only because Slats only had 1.625, or else it would have been more.

October 18, 2010  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It is indeed. I think Ogie Oglethorpe only got $5.25 an hour and quit the Chiefs to work at McDonald's! Maybe Sather can make him an offer?

He just might! :)

October 18, 2010  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I love beer, but I spend way too much money on it and it really doesn't benefit me in the long run!

Or the short run if you have to gnaw your arm off in the morning. ;)

October 18, 2010  01:29 PM ET
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Not at $1.625 mil

Worth every shekel.

October 18, 2010  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I hope the Rangers keep him. The Rangers are in a lot of the games Versus is providing this season, and if I have to watch them, I want to see him punching with someone. Didn't he and his brother have some sort of ''fighting camp'' for youth hockey players? Classic.

Yes he does. He runs it with his brother every summer to try and teach kids how to fight properly on the ice.

Lesson 1. Be really big
Lesson 2. Have a scary nickname that you earned with fists
Lesson 3. be ugly, as it help intimidate

That's just a couple, but you get the picture........

He's getting way to much money for fighting, which is why they got him.......then they tried to tell him he has to be a goal scorer! That was real funny to Boogard AFTER signing on the dotted line, as he doesn't score goals! Great idea!!!!!! The only thing people want from him is to fight, so let him..................if he can find any opponents! HA!

 
October 18, 2010  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Galoot? I love that word. And let's not blame Boogaard. Maybe the guy holding the cheque book but still stuck in 1980's hockey should be mentioned.

ah the voice of reason .... who would spend so much for a 4th liner who plays 6min a night?

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