gurbir Canuck, on 12 August 2011 - 01:11 AM, said:
<br />He will be a bit slower, no doubt bout that. But i think his toughness and ability to score is still there. And honestly Nolan is that vertern, heart and soul, tough Canadian power foward that a lot of people on cdc have wanted. <br /><br />I think if we sign him after all, his importance will come during playoff time. I think in the playoffs he would be a key component. Im calling it now! (If he is signed)<br />
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He's Irish actually, other than that, perfect post.
I'm thinking, that since he is slower, he could play with the Sedins. That's not a knock against the Sedins, I have always been a fan. But the truth of the matter is they aren't the fastest. That's not a problem as they have nearly perfected their game accordingly.
Before you all scoff at me, think about it. Nolan has a good scoring touch, especially in close. He is big and can battle in front of the net and in the corners. I can see the 3 of them complimentling each other. Nolan could bag 30 goals easily with those 2.
Saying Nolan should be on the 4th line is short sighted. He's not a 4th line player and never has been. He's a top 6 forward, and due to injuries, should get a try out on one of the top 2 lines.
If it works out, he comes to camp in shape and still has some gas in the tank, I think the Canucks will be a much tougher team to play against. Sedins + Nolan will be a tough line to shut down.
Best of all, there will be no Marchand BS.
(personally, I wish the Sedins would just cross check trouble makers in the face. Maybe take a penalty, but people would think twice roughing them up if they knew they might lose some teeth.)