Serge Savard:We need to get bigger
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05-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Franzen and Shanahan both 6'3, McCarty 6'1, Holmstrom 6', both Draper and Kronwall 5'11... I agree with the 'midgets who shy away from traffic' part, we don't need that, if they were as gritty and fearless as Gallagher, now that would be something else. But, Detroit never had a really 'big' team, they had some, who complemented their system. They always had a team toughness philosophy though, AND they had 'enforcers' who could play, like McCarty, Lapointe (kinda), Probert earlier than that...
I mentionned Winnipeg earlier, perhaps the biggest team in the league, yet, where are they... ?
Size without grit is not very interesting, what we need first and foremost, is grit, grit, grit and aggression. I would take Dustin Brown wayyyyy before Nik Antropov...
It's great to have a lot of gritty guys who play physical...but you also need smart guys a la Bergeron Plekanec etc.
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