Wranglers’ Bina Shows Perseverance

By Lindsay Kramer
NHL.com Correspondent

Toughness is drawn to its own. So of all the diversions that could occupy his time in Las Vegas, it was a natural that Wranglers defenseman Robbie Bina chose to spend a recent free evening at a rodeo show.

“It’s something that really intrigued me when I watched it on TV, the toughness of the cowboys, the animals,” Bina said a couple hours before the roundup. “If I ever get a chance I’d like to try it, as long as I knew I wouldn’t get hurt.”

And if Bina did get a little banged up, well, chances are he’d bounce right back. Just like he has in hockey.

The second-year defenseman, all 5-foot-8 of him, is bringing his own show to “The Strip” this season, a mixture of grit amidst all the glitz. He is tied for second among league defenseman with 18 points, 4 goals and 14 assists in just 17 games.

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