Canuck-One wrote:coco_canuck wrote:Canuck-One wrote: There will always be those who would prefer if we turned the game into an ice dancing competition but hey that's what they like.
Tell me who exactly wants to turn this game into an "ice-dancing competition."
It's a straw man argument.
There's a big difference between arguing for having tough players who fight and can be effective players and loading up on borderline tough-guys and enforcers.
It's about having effective players who can fill a role, not some tough guy who is a liability and won't be used when the stakes are the highest.
Geesh Coco, I didn't think you were so sensitive, as you certainly can dish it out to Fred. Anyway when I say there are those wanting an ice dance competition it is posters like you that I am referring to. You have continually made it clear that you don't like a tough guy on the team unless he is also skilled enough to take a regular shift. Bravo, bravo, if you know of one who is available please call MG as he is looking all over the hockey world for just such a guy. If however reality finally bites and you can see that ain't happening then it's time to lower your sights a little and get as tough a S.O.B. who can skate to take care of the stars on this team. In my long life I have enjoyed playing lots of different sports and I can tell you that you never, NEVER allow a team mate, especially a star, to be bullied like Daniel was. You also don't sit back and watch while another one has his back broken. Those are the real reasons that Glass is gone. Those are the real reasons that MG is now bringing in heavyweights for the tryout and it seems that you aren't happy. Well too bad. I'm sure glad you were never one of my team mates. Hockey is a game of speed, skill, violence and intimidation. You can't intimidate if your toughest players won't fight. Have you ever watched ice dancing? You might just like it.
^^^this! I don't want a bunch of goons & thugs here but what I do want is players who will either A) DETER punkfuckers like Marchand from continually abusing our stars like Daniel *or* B) go out there and pound the shit out of punkfuckers like Marchand early on so it doesn't snowball to the point that he knows he can speedbag our star players. Either way nothing happened and look where that got us, no where. At the same time I can do w/o the designated heavyweight who can't play and are here for one and only one reason. We need guys who can contribute....guys who can hit & forcheck and contribute offensively from time to time. It doesn't have to be a top 6 power forward if MG feels the price tag is too high.