Thread: Speculation: Serge Savard:We need to get bigger
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05-06-2013, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ottawa View Post
We're on our way to becoming bigger based our recent additions or signings/extensions: Prust, Armstrong, Moen extended, Drewisky. To me the problem is we're only adding height and weight to areas that won't help us score. We need some size all over the ice. Here are all our regular players right now...

Players under 6'0"
Desharnais (2C)
Gionta (Top 6)
Gallagher (top 6)
Plekanec (1C)
Bouillon (#5D)
Diaz (#5D)

Players that are 6'0"
Jeff Halpern (depth)
Michael Ryder (top 6)
Ryan White (4th line)
Andrei Markov (#2D)
PK Subban (#1D)

Players more than 6'0"
Alex Galchenyuk (top 9)
Colby Armstrong (4th line)
Rene Bourque (top 9)
Lars Eller ( top 9)
Travis Moen (4th line)
Brandon Prust (top 9)
Josh Gorges (#4D)
Drew Drewisky (Depth D)
Alexei Emelin (#5D)
Jared Tinordi (Bottom pairing)

Anyone see what's wrong with this? It seems as though our smallest forwards are our most used ones and they mostly can't hit and/or get pushed around too easily...that's something that needs to be addressed in the offseason or via trade, or by unloading some contracts i.e. Gionta and perhaps Ryder.
Height and weight are one thing but what we really need is guys with size that play with jam and grit on a daily basis. For example;

Players under 6'0"
Desharnais - Can't stay on his feet. Useless.
Gionta - Useless, over the hill.
Gallagher - Solid gold but needs to be surrounded
Plekanec - Little girl etc.
Bouillon - Tank! Getting old though
Diaz - GAH! No jam.

Players that are 6'0"
Jeff Halpern - Good 13th forward
Michael Ryder - Floater with a shot. Zero grit.
Ryan White - Love the kid!
Andrei Markov - Tries... aging fast
PK Subban - Tries... nothing back up the mouth.

Players more than 6'0"
Alex Galchenyuk - Has heart, does try.
Colby Armstrong - A shell of his former self - no longer a grinder.
Rene Bourque - Lackluster. I like the guy, buy he floats and isn't always a gamer.
Lars Eller - Getting better, terrible fighter
Travis Moen - No longer a grinder... hardly hits, rarely fights
Brandon Prust - Heart and soul!
Josh Gorges - Heart and effort, but...
Drew Drewisky - Not at all physical
Alexei Emelin - HUGE hits... shouldn't fight
Jared Tinordi - Too early to tell

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