Serge Savard:We need to get bigger
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05-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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I doubt getting 1-2-3 tough guys in the line-up is what we need. I actually like the fact that our "fighter", Prusty, knows how to play puck. No point in getting guys like Orr, or Thornton, who won't play more that 5-6 minutes and bring nothing but fists. What we need is overall team toughness. Draft bigger guys, sign bigger free agents. Can't hate on Halpern but imagine if he had 1-2 inches and 20 pounds extra, and keeping his faceoff expertise.
That being said, I think that down the line, Subban is a physical player, Tinordi will be key in 1-2 years, and Beaulieu, when peaking, will bring physicality. Bourque is actually surprisingly physical in the playoffs. Replace Moen and Armstrong with guys equal in size but who play a much more physical game and add a physical D and I think we're in business.
Yes, but a couple of whackjobs to keep the peace during the long season would not hurt. Just play them in the regular season.
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