Were gonna need someone tough on the D pretty soon. Last night Henrik finally took a dam stand and stuck up for himself. He gets ran every game and the D just stands and watches. Im glad he took a few swats and took a penalty. Someone needs to stick up for him.
We need a tough D man to do some net clearing and banging down in our corners and we also need someone besides Prust. The guy is willing to defend his teamates and take one for the team but hes in no way a deterrent or physical player. We need someone like Newberry who throws hits every time he is on the ice and takes the body and someone who can be a deterrent so other teams dont take libertys on us.
In games like last night, Asham and Egellend were just throwing hits and pushing guys like Avery around and Prust just isnt enough to protect this team. We need someone thats willing to take a run at guys like Crosby or Briere or Ovi when the time comes to stop guys from doing that to our guys.
Especially come the WC, Philly is gonna be all over us, Shelley is gonna be going after Dubs, Simmonds will be pulling his antics, Rinaldo will be running around and I just dont want Prust to have the be the only guy we have to protect the team. He is not a big PHYSICAL presence or body checker. Actually he sucks at throwing big hits.
K im done ranting.
PS Boyle for being 6'6 230-240 is a waste of body. Hes about as tough at this computer im typing on.
I hope Rupp is back before the WC