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Will this help your fears?

When the Komets announce the signing of Pascal Morency tomorrow, which I fully expect them to do, will that help alleviate some of your fears about team toughness? That gives them two guys, along with Bruce Richardson, who will fight with anybody. To my thinking, that's two guys to build on and allow the Komets to take their time finding the right superheavyweight. They probably still need one more, but those are two very good pieces to start which who can both play a regular shift as well. I think they are probably still looking for a big, bruising defenseman and an extra forward type. If they can do that, it would give them a very nice balance of toughness and skill.

I'm not so much concerned about the size factor either because I don't see any other teams that are that big, either right now. Looks to me like this team will have some flexibility as regards to style of play.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 08/31/2006 - 8:35am

The key word there though Chad is FORCED. He accepted it but only when he needed to and yes he was a player who could skate a regular shift and contribute.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 8:40am

For all those who see Mourency as something great for team toughness, take a look at his vitals. He's 5'10, 195. That about rates with the rest of the forwards. If he's that size and people think he'll be great for team toughness, then why aren't we content with the rest of the team?

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:11am

That's what i'm trying to say. If you can get a guy who can police the ice and may get 300PIMS and puts point on the board. So what, better than the so-called enforcers we've had in the past with the exception of Kevin Kotyluk.

Shawn Bishop
Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:14am

I think people are to worried about size does any one remeber PJ Stock He was not what you called a big guy but i bet alot of biggier guys got stich up against him we need the jungle back to rockin there is a time to fight and a time to score later all

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:18am

But Chad every team in AA hockey wants those guys because there are so few of them. Everybody bids on those guys and it drives the money up to where it doesn't make sense. That's why everyone is hoping to get lucky with a rookie like that for the right price. The Komets felt they had that type of guy last year with Galbraith. I definitely would not overpay for one of those guys.

Like I said on the other post, guys like that are at a premium all over hockey and may go right to the AHL.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:20am

BUt PJ couldn't last in the NHL because he fought bigger than he really was. He shuld still be playing now.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:37am

I don't want to talk about Galbraith. The guy needed training wheels for his skates. If he didn't have a stick, he would have spent most of the time on the ice. Granted he was a decent player and could rumble with the best of them, but he was too small and too shaky on skates. They guy I mentioned earlier, Shawn Legault has been playing in the CHL. So guys are available!

Jungle Monkey
Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:43am

Shawn Legault is not the end all. Are you saying he is a better skilled hockey player than Galbraith?

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:51am

That's an easy one. YES!!!

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 10:55am

And i'm not riding the Shawn Legault bandwagon either. I just research a lot of players who i've seen play and try myself to pick who would make a good fit in this organization. I just put myself in the coaches shoes and see what I can come up with.

Jungle Monkey
Thu, 08/31/2006 - 11:03am

Having seen Shawn play a couple seasons in the U I would have to disagree with your analysis. Shawn is a better fighter without doubt, but Lance has better overall hockey skills.

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 3:10pm

If they are so hard to find why did Rockford and Danbury have 8-10 players that would throw down in a heartbeat and each team won its division and first playoff series?

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 3:50pm

Because Danbury overpaid them like crazy and Rockford really didn't have that many. Johnson and Big Snake for sure. Watson isn't a real player. So who else did they have? Nobody.