Koci the 14th forward/7th defenceman. The team loved the guy, he'd fight literally anyone, and any lineup with Koci and McLeod in it meant serious business. Not that Koci was usually a good hitter but everyone can tell what his role is just by looking at him, and he wasn't on the ice for very many goals.
Bordeleau is a better fighter than Koci, he's a better hitter than Koci and he's cheaper than Koci, I have no idea why someone would want to bring back Koci with Bordeleau in the system.
Koci'd come for the same price I'm sure, but yeah, I like my full-time heavyweights. After this year I'm giving up hope that Bordeleau ever make the Avs, so that's why I brought up Koci, someone who's familiar and played on a playoff Avs team. I know you guys think I'm crazy [if you remember me] but enforcers who don't score or appear to provide anything DO NOT harm your team, that's a myth. Not to mention the players he'd be brought up instead of would only be being played minimally, generally scratched, and developing horribly in the NHL because of that fact. Prospects should NEVER be 13th or 14th's unless there are injuries. 7th defencemen are different because they get more ice time. Not to mention, tough players who are skilled like McLeod don't grow on trees, but he's simply not enough, not with Minnesota having Matt Kassian and Zenon Konopka and Edmonton with Hordichuk, Eager, Sutton, and Peckham. All these players like to screw with our team, but Koci can neutralize these kinds of players as they're in his weight class and in Kassian and Hordichuk's cases, the kinds of guys he fights. Sutton would never have done that to Oliwa if McLeod, Koci, and Bordeleau were on the team, because they can and have reacted violently when they've felt their coach has put them on the ice to do so. For example, Koci has no qualms about charging an all-star from centre ice and then team's enforcer down if his team is being pushed around by a team that's outscoring his.
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I really hope Bordeleau makes the team though.
We need at least one of these guys.
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Just curious how he's looked so far, do you see him sticking with the team the rest of the year?
I'm in a fanstasy pool and was thinking of picking him up for PIM
He's been a very serviceable 4th line guy. He can skate well so he has a decent chance of holding online his roster spot, especially with all of the injuries. But his position is by no means a lock and will depend on him to maintain a high compete level to keep himself in the NHL.
He is tough as nails and hits a lot though, which means he'll garner a lot of PIMs for stupid aggressive penalties which 50% of the time are ghost calls that refs give players of his type to get them off the rink briefly.