Where did that quote come from? And how old is it? Because thats pretty damn good news to me. If he does want to sign a free agent enforcer, Konopka should be the guy. He'll be cheap, and provides some elements this team could use. Good on faceoffs, good defensively and the most active fighter in the NHL.
This offseason we have a choice between the most active fighter in the league or the scariest and toughest. Konopka or Boogard... I would rather Konopka.
this article I believe was posted today according to the date of it but holland said this yesterday.
Even though in the other thread I said I would waste a roster spot on boogaard, I would also rather have knopka as he can play more than a boogaard can because of his defense and faceoffs.
Either way, depending on what happens with the RFA's I believe will dictate weather we have an enforcer or not.
I didn't say what it reads. I said what it sounds like. That quote is new and when you look at the older ones, those had him basically saying that he's going after some guy like that. Now he only says that he WOULD like to get one, but "if it's not there, it's not there".
I'd easily take Konopka if he is like some you've said. I seriously don't see a guy like Boogaard a fit here. You need to do more than just fight out there.
He just saying that though, there is a list of about 20 guys I've seen in thread here that would be available that could fill the enforcer role. Im sure at least one of those guys will be available for the wings.
Edit: I 100% garuntee an enforcer will be available for the wings. It's a matter of if holland has the balls to sign one or not.
Edited by redwingfan19, 22 June 2010 - 11:45 AM.