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02-18-2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
I think so. He eclipsed 100 PIM six times in his career, and had more than 90 four other times. He's not a big guy, but appears to have been pretty feisty and a good competitor. He also wouldn't be completely alone in that regard, Ovechkin has his value as a first forechecker into the zone, as he's been known to fly in like a kamikaze, make a hit to jar the puck loose, and then cycle into the slot to get open for a shot. I haven't gotten around to Gare's bio yet, but it should be done in the next couple days, and hopefully I can verify he is capable of filling that role with some help from Ovechkin.
I'll hold off on judgments until reading more about Gare then. I think maybe you could have used a more balanced offensive player on the RW of Ovechkin and Taylor but RWs with glue guy attributes who are good passers aren't exactly in high supply.

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