Found February 26, 2014 on State of Hockey News:
One of my favorite hockey movies of all time delivered this gem of a quote, "if you don't play this game with a big heart and a big bag of knuckles then you don't got dinky doo."  Mike Meyers delivered that line in Mystery, Alaska when he played Donnie Shulzhoffer, the Don Cherry / Barry Melrose-esque intermission hockey analyst.  As the games get tougher, the theory is the teams that advance and succeed in the post season have enough players who play an effective physical game.  A bit of a nagging complaint about the Minnesota has been a lack of toughness and that opponents were able to take liberties against the 'soft' Wild team without any fear of reprisal.  Perhaps that explains the Wild's move on Wednesday to trade defenseman Brian Connelly to the Chicago Blackhawks for left wing Brad Winchester.   Connelly, the former Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars star was small offensively gifted defenseman that provided quality minutes for Minnesota'...
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