Don Cherry feels the Edmonton Oilers are losing because they're not being aggressive enough physically.
"Last in the league in fights," Cherry said before adding sarcastically, "Oh yeah, fights don’t win don’t games." Cherry also argued that Mike Brown, who the Oilers added to make their team tougher, isn't a heavyweight. Edmonton has recorded 907 hits this season, which puts them in the bottom half of the league, but then again, Chicago is dead last with 686 hits and things seem to be working out for them. Chicago is also near the bottom of the league in fights while the Blue Jackets and Flyers rank second and third in that category. So obviously, fighting and toughness is not a prerequisite for success and a lack of it is not a guarantee of failure. That being said, the Oilers already have more than enough skilled forwards and their focus when acquiring players will probably be on adding toughness to compliment guys like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 09:51:00 AM