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10-03-2008, 06:35 PM
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Eric Godard info search

First of all, congratulations, I think the Flames got better in the off-season.

I'm looking for some info about Eric Godard.
I know that maybe is a little late to ask this, but there's some confusing information about him.
I've being reading some articles in the press that states this guy is a top-10, maybe top-5 enforcer in the league.
Some reporters and fans think he's a willing fighter and will do whatever it takes to protect his teammates.
I never bought this too much, because I heard some Flames fans were not much happy with his job.
So, asking directly to you guys - who know the matter - what's the truth about all this?

Just one more thing:
we know he's no offensive threat, so, how about his checking and hitting ability?

Thanks in advance for any info and Good Luck next season.

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3 minutes of ice time/game......not a liability.......tough enough to fight Boogaard and stand his ground.

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Godard has 2 positives to his game. One is being good at fighting and the other is his above average skating ability for an enforcer, but there is nothing else particular useful about him.

Godard is kind of a robot enforcer. The coach puts him in the lineup to fight if the other team regularly also employs an enforcer. Sometime halfway through the game, Godard and the enemy enforcer will get put on the ice at the same time, and they drop the gloves just because. Well, Godard usually wins it at least, but there is no emotion to his encounters. He just fights the other enforcer because that's what he's there to do, he provides no energy really. Honestly the idea of giving a multi-year contract to someone like Eric Godard is mind-boggling.

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He started believing he was an actual player and started dropping the gloves less. That was his problem last year.

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He can fight ane believ it or not skate but it seems Roy is a great improvement and Roy also has hands... while Goddard that is not him. He is ok but I would definitely not rank him a top 5 enforcer.

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Has deceptive speed for sure. For a guy his size he can definetly skate. He'll fight the Boogaard's of the league and hold his ground. He can be a liabilty though and that's why he never got much for icetime here.

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Folks, he has a tendency to take stupid penalties, from what I saw.
Last Sunday, he manage to arrange two unnecessary roughing calls in the same play.

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He started believing he was an actual player and started dropping the gloves less. That was his problem last year.
Yup, he tried actually playing the game last year instead of being an enforcer, which wasn't pretty. He did chip in the odd goal or assist here and there, but really he would have been much better off if he just fought and protected his teammates, although his teammates could defend themselves.

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I wonder if the Penguins are looking forward to three full seasons of stupid penalties resulting in goals

Not exactly a hot start for Godard so far.

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Folks, he has a tendency to take stupid penalties, from what I saw.
Last Sunday, he manage to arrange two unnecessary roughing calls in the same play.
Yeah he does take some penalties. I remember him taking a lot of hooking penalties last season.

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I wonder if the Penguins are looking forward to three full seasons of stupid penalties resulting in goals

Not exactly a hot start for Godard so far.
Hmm, don't tell me...

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OK. Just wanna say thanks for the info, folks, I appreciate it.
Again, good luck next season.

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