Thread: News Article: Jody Shelley a good signing?
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07-14-2010, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
I actually think it's a smart signing, even if it's a little expensive. We had a number of times last year, where our "stars" were dropping the gloves.

Also, as much as i love the guy, lappy just isn't a fighter that can pump up the team. He takes on fighters, throws his two punches and hugs for dear life. He certainly won't be doing as much of that this year.

Cote is an example of a guy that pump up a team, that has great fights. But he usually wins 1 out of every 15 fights that he has. So for every 1 fight that he wins and helps his team out, he is on the other end for the other 14. Shelley is a good fighter. Someone who we are all going to love, someone the team is going to love, and someone who can turn the tide of a game by smashing some guys face in.
We really didn't...

Lappy 26 majors
Carcillo 17 majors
Asham 14 majors
Hartnell 7 majors
Richards 5 majors (4 fights? 1 was the hit on Booth)
Powe 2 majors
Gagne 1 major (reaction to the hit in Ottawa)
Pronger 1 major
Briere 1 major (hit in Colorado, right?)
Giroux 1 major
OKT 1 major

Fighting is part of Richards game. One of those fights was answering to Booth for his hit (good on him for manning up) at that. He picks his spots. Hartnell is going to continue to go, it's part of his game... we really didn't have this problem of our "stars" dropping the gloves. The instigator has completely nullified the usefulness of the enforcer in hockey.

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