So was Michael Ryder and look how that bum turned out with us his final year here
Gotta be a team out there who would give us a 5th or 6th rounder out there,work the phones Gauthier and get something done!!
Originally Posted by Analyzer
I didn't listen to his press conference just before the roster freeze, but a brief summary from it was saying he was fine. I remember making fun of him, because Domenic Moore is really a big piece.
So is Cammalleri, Andrei Kostitsyn, Gionta too and seems to be Pouliot. Brad Boyes is different from what we already have how ?
Montréal doesn't need Boyes, they need a Dustin Byfuglien, or Ryane Clowe type player. David Backes should be more focus from St. Louis than Brad Boyes.
Yes, Boyes is a little physical, but not overly. We need a guy who goes to the net and when he isn't scoring, he's creating energy with hits.
I do agree that we lack size and grit up front but I also think Brad Boyes brings something else. A right handed sniper shot on the top 6. Outside of Gionta that is non-existant in Montreal. I also think he would be an upgrade over Sergei for now anyway. I would be careful trading Sergei though I really am a big fan of his.
As far as the Ryder comparison I don't see why if Ryder turned into a bum as you put it you would assume Boyes would do the same. Not sure I'm following the logic there.
Anyway, I'm not super keen on Boyes but I do think he'd add some really interesting scoring depth and that right hand shot. I don't have Youtube here but there are a few vids of his that clearly show he is a natural goal scorer à la Mike Cammalleri.
I think some people might be underestimating Boyes a bit.
Boyes has been scoring significantly fewer goals every year since he potted 43, I'd stay away from him especially if were giving up Sergei who has so much potential. Horton would be interesting, though.