Bartman wrote:IMO there is no point having a goon who can't contribute in anyway other than fighting. The true goon is a thing of the past. Guys like Laraque, Simon or McCarty who can conrtribute the odd goal or play a checking role while still doing battle with the teams other heavyweight are still a major asset. But those guys are few and far between.
I would much rather Nonis pick up another guy who can contribute to the team toughness than a useless goon. Any suggestions on who might fill the bill AND be availible via trade?
Fred wrote:Flames are bulking up with an enforcer Godard, does that force DN hand ? to do like wise
Fred wrote:Your not related to Crawford are you ?
Every team IMO players better against other tough teams if they have a policman themselves. They all stand taller take more risks and are not put off their game. It would be nice if we had a 15 goal scorer who can beat the crap out of Laraque, but sorry to say they're like hens back teeth virutally none existant. Look down the team rosters and every one has a tough guy, they promote a feeling of confidence. Why did Gretsky insist on the trade to include McSorley when he went to LA, why did Gretsky just pick up Laraque. George score 2 goals last season and 6 the season before
ververgaert wrote:To bad Gino had to age! He was as tough as they got, a good team guy, funny as hell and actually contributed.