View Single Post
Old
12-18-2003, 07:33 PM
  #19
m-gro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 193
vCash: 500
I voted for Fitzy - excellent, hard working role player, versatile enough to be inserted wherever he's needed... all qualties he's displayed last season. Where he has stepped it up this year IMO is in his leadership. With the departure of Corson and Green, the more grounded, team-first leadership styles of the Fitzys and Klees are far more apparent and influential. Like Nolan and Nieuwy, Fitz has been one of the veterans who has had a more direct mentorship role with respect to the younger players he plays with on the same line. He's been more vocal as one of the team's spokesmen to the media... he's still the third/fourth line defensive forward from last season, but in terms of the intangibles, Fitzy's impact on the team morale over the past month has been huge.

m-gro is offline