honeslty, keep stauby around at this point with the cash we saved. garner some respect from some punk teams. while still playing good hockey. with white of course. we have some good versatility forming for some great team toughness and adequate skill for the bottom pairings. coming along nicely.
these sandpaper guys build strong team bonds. they go to war and that brings out the best in the guys around them. makes a real band of brothers by the end of a season.
Excellent post. Definitely need sandpaper guys who will allow skilled players not to be intimidated. That's why I love Staubitz. He didn't hurt us when on the ice, and he helped us quite a bit just by his presence.
If we could somehow get Bourque to use his size. Let's hope MT has the right button.
Very happy with this. Moen does what we need from him on the ice and it sounds like he is important for the team off the ice. Feels good that there are players who want to play in Montreal and I think Moen put his money where his mouth is. Even on a 4 year term I think he could have gotten up to $2.25M on the open market.
Wonder if Gaustad is anywhere in MBs sights because you do need to weigh what you are paying other players when you sign a guy. The guesses are Gaustad will get $3M plus, so is that an issue if you pay Moen half of that ? Just wondering.
Good job MB.
Length is long a bit, expected him to get 2 or 3 at the most, but with Talbot getting 5years last season, I'm not surprised teams are starting to lock up good role players for longer than they used to. At 1.85m it's very acceptable.
Pretty decent to good move IMO.
Good deal for Moen. I would've preferred a 3 year to a 4 year deal, but it seems you can't get any free agents these days under 4 years unless that player is really old, like Gill, or is a borderline player/tough guy.
Moen is important to our PK. It didn't do as well when he went down, and he's a good defensive specialist who with Eller can put in some power forechecking shifts. Moen and Eller just seem to be a natural fit together. Maybe Moen can help out Bourque.