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Sunday Hockey Notes

Even NHL fighters need coaching

Ryan Reaves is a 6-foot-1-inch, 224-pound package of mean. The St. Louis enforcer is one of the NHL’s toughest brawlers. The fourth-line forward fights with as much ferocity as he checks.

In contrast, Los Angeles’s Alec Martinez is a 6-1, 209-pound defenseman. Martinez is neither physical nor a fighter.

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