WORCESTER SHARKS—Signed F Jimmy Bonneau to a one-year contract.
So the Komets will not be signing Jimmy Bonneau.
What a surprise!!!
Let the piling on commence...
This team still needs to sign someone legit. Enforcer by committee doesn't work, and will only come back to bite this team ultimately. Beyond that, watching a soft team sucks :-/
I disagree a little.
I think if guys like Stephon Thorne, Cescon, Schrock, Starenky, Molle(s), and maybe one other tough kid that can play hockey is on this roster, we will be ok. The D-man from Michigan can drop the gloves. If Warner isn't a lock that is. Then he will have to drop his mitts...he said he was POed, maybe he is the new tough guy.
If Warner is the new tough guy, Hit, I'll sport a Warner jersey in the seat beside you while you're wearing your Flint jersey...
This is not a surprise. Bonneau is a fringe AHL player.
Maybe he sticks with them for the entire season and maybe he is a free agent again come January. Unlike most goons he can skate and do some other things meaning he wouldn't be an automatic scratch in the playoffs.
For his career sake I hope he sticks up in the A. But if the Komets were truly interested in him I don't think it out of the question you see him here down the road.
I PUT THIS UP TWO DAYS AGO
I talk to him he said they talked but he told them he wanted to be in the A if no one picked him up this would be the first place he would come.But he is worried about the way sims plays tough guys and he says hes more than that and it scares him.
And he has an excellent point and good reason to have that concern him, Reiterfan.
The only tough guys (that I can think of, feel free to correct me if I am having a brain lock) that the Komets have had during Sims time here were guys that could do nothing but "goon".
This player seems to have skills beyond that so without any track record to back me up (again because I don't think the Komets have had someone like him) I would have no reason to believe Sims would not play him.
Dead wrong. Everybody seems to have selective memory. Robin Bawa, Chris McRae, Kevin Kaminski, Kevin MacDonald. What would you call Brent Henley or Craig Cescon? There have been a lot fewer his second time through over the last four years, but there are a lot fewer in hockey in general now than 20 years ago.
Henley I never saw any evidence could really play. Cescon can skate but has a passing ability that rivals another skater fans love to get on. He gets a "pass" because he fights.
Bawa could play but was tough as nails. Macdonald was useless except to fight. Mcrae..wow forgot about him. Didn't he find an ability to score once he got to Fort Wayne?
Kaminski...well... he was...killer.
I was only thinking of his recent history coaching here. As Blake said, totally different era.
Actually..... what about Bertram? Is Bonneau that much of a different guy?
Bertram and Bonneau? I'll let Might field this one...
I am not comparing their ability to fight. Bert may not have the goonery skills Bonneau had but as far as ability to play the game of hockey, I'd say they are pretty much equal though they played different positions.
I will say this for Bert, I don't remember him being afraid to go into the corners with too many people, even if he wasn't your prototypical heavyweight.
I guess the AHL deal came through :(
Henley was the best skating Dman we had in a long time. especially for his SIZE.
Bonneau is no different of a player than most of the guys named. Sims is the problem with tough guys. He does not like them. Guys like Bonneau, Mirasty, etc. were in the AHL for a reason. Most regular players here never even sniff AHL/NHL ice.
Remember that the AHL did not want Mirasty when he was "demoted" to Fort Wayne. He seems like a nice guy, and I certainly have nothing against him personally, but let's face it, only a couple of players in the CHL would even fight him, and we basically were playing shorthanded when he was on the ice. Sorry if that offends you goon lovers out there. Just my opinion.