Would the Habs benefit from a Heavyweight enforcer? Part 3
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06-06-2013, 05:55 PM
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No, you are in denial like previous management. This team is small down the middle, and plays small. This is a fact. 6' 180lb wingers who don't go into the corners aren't helping a team that is already small and lacking physical play.
... and last time I checked, Blunden and Drewiske weren't making this team any time soon. Tinordi isn't big, he's tall, he's built like Patrick Traverse still. Pacioretty doesn't play a physical game, it isn't his style and Bourque is 50/50 on how he plays. Emelin too the role of the only physical dman on this team, and look what happened? He's going out of his way to make hits, because nobody else is willing, or capbable of in the defensive zone.
Well there lies the irony, doesn't it? This team isn't big enough to even stay healthy, so how would we ever know? My goodness, the Sens ran over us at every chance, how was that series alone not yet another sign how pathetic this team matches up in a 7 game series? You think Emelin would have come in and made the difference? I think not.
Wrong, and now you sound like you are making excuses for management. That's like saying physical play isn't part of the game. Other teams focus on our lack of size, and physical play, and it works 99% of the time. I don't care about the regular season, it isn't a gauge of how this team should be judged. When it comes down to the post season this team isn't built to go past the first round.
Oh, but why bother at all if it has such little impact on the game? Next year when young Galchenyuk gets beaten into the ice, and our only response is 'Lets get them on the Power Play Boys!' , don't come crying over here.
No, team toughness has more to do with rolling out an assembly of players at any given time to keep the other team honest, or change the pace/style of play. Are you kidding me right now? Team toughness isn't standing up to the other team and getting a beat down in the process, that's humiliating. Team Toughness is looking up and down your bench and thinking 'If this game gets out of hand, if the even think about taking liberties with our boys, we can counter'. The players think the exact same thing when they look down the bench, its a confidence builder knowing you have the toughness, size and grit to handle and response most teams can throw at you.
Montreal had this in 93, they lost it shortly after.
Prust is a winner, but don't lump anyone else in there that you mentioned. Moen used to be that player, those days are gone, and Tinordi can't fight yet.
Its everything that is wrong with this team, and that is an undeniable fact in my mind. If you think these talented rookies will develop without more players like Prust patrolling the lines, you are out to lunch. Or did you think there was another reason Prust was skating with the kids? lol.
I'm not going to waste any more time on this. You have your "pie in the sky" warped view on things and won't listen to any kind of logic.
What 6' 180lbs winger are you talking about? The Habs don't even have a single 6' 180lbs winger...and Drewiske was on the team after they traded for him, Blinden was most of the season.
Not sure what being big had to do with the habs injuries, most of the injured,Emelin Price Prust White Pacioretty Eller were big guys and Gionta had some freak injury that had nothing to do with getting hit...but don't let the facts get in your way.
I'm all for adding an enforcer(Orr maybe?) and a physical winger and big stay at home d-man in the UFA market, just don;t see an all out roster turnover.
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