Add Cody Beach,the 6'6 RW St. Louis draft pick he's 19 and can score,play and loves fighting for his teammates.With the aforementioned Tinordi and the Habs team will be formidable even against the Bruins.The tough players need to play as well and all of Montreal's tough guys can do just that.Thank you Pierre Gauthier for bringing respectability to our team!
What would it take to pry Cody Beach from the Blues? Would they take Palushaj back ?
Nicely said. He loves to bring selective stats to prove points to people but refuses to acknowledge that there is a BUNCH of factors that can influence those stats he loves to talk about so much.
I mean seriously, **** the fact that Desharnais and Gorges said they felt bigger on the ice since Staubitz and White are here, **** the fact that Moen and White don't feel alone to defend their teammates, **** the fact that we now have somebody to take on the likes of Niel and Thornton when they yapp and cross-check the whole team after whistles, **** the fact that all of the TOP teams are equipped to hurt with their 4th lines and **** the fact fights in general have grown in numbers over the last 2 months....
What a joke some people are!
There are others like him on this board. Thinking everything translates into a pretty little stat. I'd love to see Moen, Staubitz and White on this team....along with a tough as nails Dman who can play 20 minutes.
The one thing that is noticeable right now, is the better teams have some serious toughness, NYR, Boston, NJD, in the East anyhow....we do need a couple of guys who will drop em, and this was not recognized by BG and PG......(* the Laraque experiment notwithstanding )
I'm not sure why so much credence is given to "what the players say" when what they're saying is carefully rehearsed PR aimed at not rocking the boat. It's all eminently predictable and hollow: if their team has an enforce they'll gush about how they're useful and if their team doesn't have one, they'll talk about "team toughness" and how the power play should be their enforcer.
It doesn't mean anything either way. It's all about assuring everyone that the team is perfect the way it is, until it changes then NOW it's perfect. Which is why it's really only remarkable if a player veers off from the cliches to criticize a teammate or coach. Otherwise, this subject isn't any different from pretty much any other: players don't express themselves, they do PR.
That's a gross assumption on your part (again). What if what the players are saying came from the heart? Ever thought of that?
What makes me think that? Because most players will tell you the same "off the record". Yes, I've spoken to several players over the years, some current Habs' players even, and they're saying exactly the same as Desharnais... but it doesn't go along what YOU think, so let's try to demolish it because it "can't be measured in stats".
BGL would never have jumped Konopka for his transgression.
Help Staubitz develop as a player and keep him.
Staubitz is showing that he MEANS it. He wants to be a Hab, he's meshing well with his teammates, and he doesn't give much of a **** about the size of his paycheck... now just bring Kovalev on as an ambassador and teach him to stickhandle, and he'll be a force.
This season is done. It was done and over during the preseason games.
Lose and get pushed around
Lose and stand up for your teammates.
I know which one I choose and sadly, I know which one you choose.
You probably have no idea which one I choose due to your lack of actually reading what other people say. As I said at the time, had no issue with getting Staubitz and he's been better than advertised actually.
But that's not the question at all. Did Staubitz change this rsoter of players from a group you saw as a soft bunch of losers to your favourite roster of players in years? Because that was what the poster I was replying to said.