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Matt Rempe's Fighting Style Under Scrutiny By Former NHL Tough Guy


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Marvin Azrak
March 4, 2024  (3:53 PM)
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Matt Rempe of the New York Rangers fights Mathieu Olivier of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Photo credit: The Hockey News

Matt Rempe has shown he isn't afraid to get on the matt, and the NHL is taking notice.

The rising New York Rangers star has been making waves as the next big tough guy for the Rangers, taking on every enforcer they've come up against. Yet all the fighting has some fans worried about his health.

Chris Nilan's Advice: Balancing Willingness with Technique:

Recently, Chris Nilan, a retired enforcer, shared his thoughts on Rempe's fighting style. He's not telling Rempe to stop, but rather to up his game. Nilan says,
This kid, I love his willingness and all that stuff, but he has bad technique. He leaves himself wide open and he's going to get hurt again... I don't know if anybody is working with him... but he needs some help. It's great to be willing but if you're seeing Tweety Birds out there every fight that's not a good thing.

Part of what makes Rempe's fights so thrilling is his sheer aggression. He loves to deliver those big right hands, caring less about defense against his opponent's punches.
Sure, it makes for some intense exchanges, but it's also taking its toll.
If Rempe can learn to walk the line between offense and defense in his fights, he could assuredly become one of the toughest fighters to ever play.

It's all about honing those skills and staying in the game.
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Matt Rempe's Fighting Style Under Scrutiny By Former NHL Tough Guy

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