Habs' off-season moves (all trades, proposals & free agent talk here)
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05-07-2013, 03:57 AM
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He can fight, he doesn't do it often. He isn't physical when he plays and incredibly inconsistent. Not that he isn't a great player, you might just be disappointed.
Exactly. I've seen this guy play and he's one of the last few people on any roster who would drop the gloves to protect a teammate. I caught glimpses of Game 1 and 2 in the LA/STL series and he reminded me of Pacioretty; tall, bulky, soft along the boards, inconsistent, doesn't know how to finish a check, etc. He can definitely fight, but the problem is that he just doesn't do it enough. I can already see people calling him out for not being physical and dropping the gloves enough.
A realistic option would be Ryan Reaves. This guy is the perfect 4th liner. Good size, actually tough and isn't afraid to hit people. If I was MB, I would throw anything between 1.5 and 2 millions at him.
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