Provost Posted November 25, 2018 Share Posted November 25, 2018 1 hour ago, Vanuckles said: I actually liked what he brought. He was physical (a lot more so than Schaller), he stood up for teammates and for himself. He can fight if he has to as well. A bit of an intimidating presence. I'm actually at a loss why he'd be the one to go. If he brought this all the time, then I would agree with you. For his role, he needs to be hard to play against every shift and make his presence felt. Every single time he has been brought up, he does that for a game or two and gets you really excited. Then he becomes largely invisible aside from an occasional fight or attempted hit where he can’t really catch up to the guy and ends up just rattling the boards. It is clear he doesn’t really want to be the type of player that would keep him in an NHL lineup. No loss if someone took a flyer and picked him up. Look at Roussel, he isn’t a fighter, but he is engaged every shift making life difficult for opponents. If Archibald had that attitude and the ability to fight, he would have had a good career. You could rotate in other younger players who would bring energy for a few games to show their stuff. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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