alfstonker Posted January 15, 2016 Share Posted January 15, 2016 Am I the only one who is hearing alarm bells ringing when I look at the direction this team is moving in? First of all let me say I am fine with the talent and ability we are acquiring. Players such a Bo, Sven, McCann, Hutton, Virtanen etc are starting to show up pretty well and I do enjoy "the glimpses" of the kind of fast possession attacking hockey we are seeing. However, speaking personally I am disappointed in our direction when it comes to physicality size and push back. I accept that it is early days but I only see these qualities in Jake at present and I think Hutton will eventually hold his own when he muscles up a bit. There is of course Sbisa and Sutter to come into the team. Looking at Utica I see a couple of big bodies in Gaunce and Grenier but only Pedan has the mean streak coupled with the size I would like to see more of. Am I the only one here who expected a template to be struck when GMJB arrived from Boston? Well as yet I don't see it and I am getting anxious when I look around the league at the way other clubs have developed. Particularly Florida, Buffalo, Sens, Caps, Boston, Jets etc. Size may not be everything but when we are talking about attritional best of 7 you better have your fair share and it better be willing to back your push back or you are heading for the exit door imo. There is always free agency but I hope we now look for more big, gritty in your face type of players in the draft. I wrote in another thread about the 2011 SC roster who were badly maligned after failing through injury to Boston that: Manny, Torres, Kesler, Hansen, Alberts, Ehrhoff, Rome, Burr, Glass, Lappy, Sammy, Sami, Beiksa, Ballard, Rypien, Edler, Hamhuis were a lot tougher and in your face than what I see developing out there. There were no lightweights and the lightest of them all was the toughest. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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