Burrows and Kesler and dirty and nasty players who are key players. Honestly, a team with Lucic, Carcillo, Kesler, Burrows, Brown, Marchand would win a stanley cup
Don't know if you noticed that Kes and Burr were told to take more of a "star" (whinny b*tch) approach to their game, and they had no problem in doing so, it keeps them healthy and on the ice longer. They got promoted!
I completely agree, I'm sick of these "character" guys. Character obviuously goes a long way but a hockey team needs to be balanced and when you have to many Chiefs and not enough indians to do the job, ego's start to surface and your "character" goes right out the window and eventually at some point someone caves e.i. Hodgson, M. Schneider etc, etc...
Worst of it is, is that players, regardless of their contracts, they can still go awol on their team, either game-wise or literally!!!
So are these players being targeted for being character players, thinking they have the 'leader' gene in them? or being lame character guys willing to do what management tells them to? and otherwise risk their reputation on the league? (Obviously this does not apply to guys like Luongo or Kes or BK4 because those guys can screw up their situation beyond repair with us and still get major contracts the very next day if they wanted to.
So what is it? Leadership character? or lame character? either or, I don't want it!!! the Sedin's have enough of this so called "character" for the entire team!! now we need the bodyguards and the snipers! Maybe after exiting the playoffs on the first round, felt like the school bell for Gillis and co. because this roster needs to improve asap and nothing is being completed, it may be done but currently, not completed.