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BLOG: Eakins on Gazdic's fighting

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

For two games in a row, Luke Gazdic has matched up against the opponent's 'heavyweight' and dropped the gloves. In Calgary, he fought Brian McGrattan to spark his team while they were behind. Last night, he had a tilt with Jared Boll as Columbus was looking for a spark.

Head Coach Dallas Eakins says Gazdic's fighting is just one of the reasons the team really likes the forward.

"It's not so much going out and fighting the other guy's tough guy," said Eakins. "He's more of a deterrent that's listen, you're not going to push our team around. The good thing about Luke is that he can get around on his feet, be able to get in on the forecheck and get pucks out of our zone and drive the net. Those are the real important things but it's great to have a guy like that on our team that has that skill in his back pocket."

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