Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:32 PM
Step 1) Sign/trade for Bobby Ryan and Colton Orr
Step 2) Do a Vulcan Mind Meld
Step 3) Put Colton Ryan in as a goal-scoring forward to do our fighting.
Step 4) Get Bobby Orr out there to play defense.
Ok, now that I've got the silliness out of my head, I would not mind having Colton Orr on the team.
The enforcer debate has been done to death, and I've given my nickel's worth time and again, but one thing the team seemed to be lacking, especially during the playoffs, was joy.
I know that sounds silly, but they all looked like they were going through the motions- like they were just doing what they were doing but had no purpose.
One thing we always hear about with guys like Downey (for example- not saying "bring him back") is how they lift the spirits of the other guys. They kind of act as an internal cheerleader. They build them up when they need the confidence.
Enforcers are commonly the "funny guy" in the locker room. No, not that way. Get your minds out of the gutter. I mean they're the guy that cracks the jokes and lightens the mood. They get the team up before the big games, and then go to their place in the press box. Or they play and do their duty.
Sure, we need a defenseman. We need a top six guy. We know who most of us want for those spots. July 1st only comes once a year. I'm sure Kenny will be focused on those two, plus any backup plans should those guys get snapped up quickly.
But we also need a guy who can bring the joy of playing hockey back to the locker room. And that, my friends, could very likely be an enforcer.
Go for it, Kenny!
My money on the board pledge:
$1 for each goal scored by a player after whom I have named a hamster.
An additional $5 for each hat trick scored by a player after whom I have named a hamster.
An additional $10 if any of the above goals is the GWG goal that gives us the series win.
An additional $50 if it is the GWG that wins us the Cup.
$5 for a SO by Jimmy.
Hamsters' names (current players in RED): Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Matthieu Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
Andrew Patrick Ian Todd
And introducing: Jordin Damien Gustav James
TOTAL SO FAR: $36