We have plenty of players that don't have the most skill or ability but they give %100 all the time, it's a good lesson to players like Da Costa or any other flashy prospect we get, that we go with the hardest working player instead of the most talented or flashiest looking.
I know this guy from work who is from Latvia, and he knows every NHLer who is Latvian, even though he doesn't watch the NHL (he watches KHL). He also knows when they are up in the NHL or down in the AHL.
The only Dane? (Regin)
The only Frenchie? (Da Costa)
Roussel is from France and plays on Dallas.
Larsen (Dallas), Hansen (Vancouver), Nielsen (NYI), Boedker (Phoenix) and Eller (Montreal) are all Danish as well. Not to mention Fredrik Andersen, a goalie in the Anaheim organization who's been up and down this year too.
Where did Jets defenseman Arturs Kulda go? I thought he was Latvian too.
I think he is one of those guys that the players really like on their team, however, I personally think we have better players in the organization & doubt he is re-signed. I would prefer DD to Daugs but understand they may wait until the end of the season before making a decision on him.
His role is energy and being a team guy that can sit out and come in and play anytime without getting bent out of shape. He is a good team guy and a hell of PKer.
See, i see plenty of energy players on our team.
I would hope all of the players on our team are "team guys"
We have other guys who are better PKers. He's good, no doubt. I'm just saying he really needs to up his game if he wants to stick around as this team becomes a contender in the future. There's a lot of guys coming up that are ready and clawing to pass him on the depth chart.