Kostopoulos is a replacement for Downy. Somebody's got to be a healthy scratch. Might as well be him over rookies. Seriously, some nights we're gonna need the extra muscle and I don't see Ferland stepping into that role.
- He's a player with an amazing attitude and work ethic. He's willing to go through a wall for a team and he has a pretty decent scoring touch for a grinder. Nice signing.
- Yeah TkO (as we called him here in LA) simply didn't fit into the team's plans this year, and alot of us are sad to see him go. As was stated, he's got huge heart and a hilarious sense of humor to boot.
- He's a great lockeroom guy, great at defense and he stands up for himself and his teammates (drops the gloves) i'll miss him in LA. i wish him all the best in Montreal.
OK, just how frustrated was Gainey and Carbo with the lack of effort last year with some players.
This is actually a big message.
This may have been even worse then we thought last year after the xmass break. Look this guy is not a star and never will be but somehow we all love Begin, he is a MOVE YOUR BUTTT PLAYER.
Yeah, not only he is more productive, Kostopoulos seems to be a much better fighter than Murray. I can't recall seeing Murray knocking someone out like that.
i wouldn't question his willingness but i don't think he wins too many... he's not a heavyweight so winning doesn't matter.... all he has to do is answer the bell and he's willing. he's getting a little older though so maybe he'll win some more
just like murray... but a better offensive and defensive player so far. a mixture of murray and schaffer.
How many kids do you want in the line-up? You look over the last 3 years, how many kids are in our line-up now, you will be amazed. Over the last 3 years, off the top of my head...Ryder, Latendress, Higgins, Plekanec, Kost, Komi, Lappy, Halak. You have to merge the young with the old a bit. As a bonus, he is only 25. He had some good years in the minors...racking up pretty much a point per game and more than 100 pim's. Everything I read on this guy, he is just a solid character player..a Mike Keane, Brian Skrudland, Travis Moen mold...you need those players in your line-up!
I like your forward lines. The 3/4 lines have some bangers on the wings. Lapierre/Begin/Chipchura can all be switched around, both from 3rd to 4th lines and vice versa....as well as from Wing to Centre and vice versa.
I'm thinking that Milroy might be a better reserve player than Ferland. Milroy didn't look out of place during his few games in the NHL last year and Ferland's lack of speed is a concern.