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07-21-2011, 08:39 PM
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Moen has been a very reliable defensive forward. He had 1 less hit last year and only 2points less two years ago as opposed to his career high season in Anaheim. Two years ago, he had 161, only 10 less than his previous year with the Ducks/Sharks.
He had the most penalties during his career year in 06-07, with 9 majors. Last year he had 8 with us.
There's a big misconception about Moen on these boards. Sure, his presence isn't felt as much here because there isn't him + Parros + Thornton, but he's played just about the same way as he has in Anaheim. Not sure what people really expected out of him. The man has always played his role well.
But would he and White enjoy having an even bigger tough guy there to support them??? Sure, everybody would.
Would it actually impact the outcome of multiple games/season though? I highly doubt it.
There isn't one person in this thread that debated we shouldn't bring in a tough guy. The debates happen when some try to say it's somewhat of a necessity and would actually impact our game.
I saw Moen being the agressor way more in Anaheim than having to respond in here in Montreal. You watch a few of his fights and you see him responding way more. Having 9 fights in Anaheim and 8 here is really understandable. In Montreal it's him or....him. While in Anaheim, it was him or others. 8 when you're the only tough guy compared to 9 when you have to take your turn....
And he's slowing down by the seasons. I've watched him in Anaheim 'cause I wanted him for a long time....and while he's still not a liability, he is slowing down. So I wish he is surrounded more 'cause if not, I don't believe he'll be more useful as the years pass by.
Would it impact our game? We don't know. Somehow, some thought Tom Pyatt impacted our game, same guy we let go for nothing. Remember? Same guy that when he was in the lineup, we were almost unbeaten and when he was not playing we were sucking a lot? Possible that a tough guy that plays hockey could "impact" our game the same way, either by giving some breathing room to Moen and White. Maybe to let our smaller guys feel more confortable. Maybe by being somehow an aggressor and trying to change the momentum of a game.
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