Do the Habs need a heavyweight enforcer?
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03-04-2013, 03:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
When the players and coach both agree that Prust's fight energized the team I think it's getting harder to discredit the value of a fighter.
If you know that your teammate will go through hell for you, it makes it really hard not to feel obligated to try to play hard for him in return. Team concept and all that.
That said, I don't think Moen or Armdog are playing particularly poorly. They're on the 4th line for god's sake and they're playing like a shutdown line and are defensively fine - I can't think of a better 4th line we could possibly have.
The only roster spot I'd be willing to sacrifice for a tougher/meaner guy would be Bouillon's place and that's only if we get a Roman Polak/Douglas Murray type there. The occasional 5min major can easily be supplemented by playing Subban more.
If not, only Armdog seems replacable but even he is a good lockerroom guy.
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