The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part II(All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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01-07-2011, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by
It's simple. This team is full of softies from management downwards.
Who is the one holding court in the locker room when the fire is lacking?
Gionta? Cammy? Gomez? Gill?
Please, I'd laugh in all their faces and tell them to look at their own lack of guts before getting in my business. I'm sure it's no different for guys like Kostitsyn (who I'm not a fan of) who sees a 6'7 250 pound Gill too scared to throw a hit or rough anyone up after the whistle. Management breeds this mentality year in and year out from the players they draft to the players they acquire through trades and free-agency. They had a chance to move past the Koivu era of softness and instead opted for
another dwarf with even less offensive ability as the next captain
Originally Posted by
Really? Because guys like Gomez, Gill, and Gionta will not be remembered 10 years from now. Players like that come and go and if you think they can live off their average reputations then I think it
explains why some of the younger guys aren't overly interested in getting lectured by soft second liners and hulking 6th defensemen
who are terrified of their own shadow.
To make matters worse, guys like Gomez and Cammy are the first to get the stick work going and
lose their tempers
. Don't count on any of them having your back though. It's not entirely their fault. Gomer, Cammy, and Gio are all physically weak by NHL standards so part of the blame has to go towards management for being obsessed with a effeminate brand of hockey.
You make some good points but you I find you're contradicting yourself as well.
1. I don't see what Gionta being small has to do with it, the guy is a warrior and a cup winner. Would you be saying the same thing if it was St. Louis as our captain?
2. Call them 2nd liners and 6th D but they're cup winners. You listen to cup winners.
3. You want them to have fire in the dressing room but then keep their tempers on the ice?
4. You also tend to exaggerate things. It doesn't help your arguement to insist that players are: soft, gutless, average and terrified by shadows. Ask Marc Savard if having big, tough guys on his team prevented him from almost being decapatated.
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