I think we should try and get a 10' Pole. We could play him against Chara.
I like this idea, but we'd have to check the league regarding the legality of having a player on a single skate. Personally, If I would go by the logic of the game, three skates would be forbidden as it doesn't really make any sense, who needs three skates? Four skates, I could see, I recall seeing a movie where an ape was a quite dominating figure. We do need a goon, apes are strong and I heard they had quick muscle fibres, they're most likely fast as well. But this is just one option, there are, of course, different possible avenues. However, as I was saying, a player sporting one skate does bring much ambiguity. Why does he have only one skate? He is either a full step ahead of the league or he lacks the proper requirements of the league. But, if that was the case, why would he be in the league in the first place. Considering all of this, I think this could be a potentially good idea, but I wouldnt pronounce myself until I see it, I'm a bit of a conservative, I'd rather see another team find success with such a plan before boycotting the Habs until they follow as well.
Last edited by Little Nilan: 10-30-2006 at 04:59 PM.
No way we trade for an overpaid, underachieving defenseman who can't play in the "new" league.
And, much more importantly:
No way we give the Flyers a tool (Aebisher) they need to be competitive again. This is one team nobody wants to face in the playoffs; let them rot in rebuilding limbo at least for a few years before thinking about trading with them!
Another one these guys that would end up with more penaltys minuts a game than actual minuts played. We got problems with discipline on D. We cannot afford to add guys that are none for taking penaltys.
Never in a million years!! He is slow and getting old. Hatcher is not built for the new NHL and his game will never change enough to be effective. I would never make any trade involving him Rivet is much better at this point.
Anything other than a pick for Hatcher is a huge overpayment. This guy is a total casualty of the new NHL and how he hasn't been "forced" into quasi-retirement ala Andreychuk, Malakhov and Allison is beyond me. Last I heard he had no points and was a minus-10, it's probably even worse now.