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Open Ice: Finding productive penalty minutes

Updated: October 27, 2008, 12:56 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

Every year enforcers and scrappers get treated a little bit differently in the NHL. A coaching or personnel change can mean a player has a different set of objectives handed to him.

Sean Avery is a great example: Except for one wild night against Nashville in the second game of the season, Avery has just four minor penalties this year. If the Stars need the gloves dropped this season, they turn to B.J. Crombeen (three fights). If the Stars need someone to pester the other team, it's ...

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