Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Godard dropping Orr

Silence from the MSG broadcast is always a good sign...

Kudos to Eric Godard for setting the tone literally right out of the gates....He's half the price of Georges Laraque, and actually drops the gloves*!

*14 times to BGL's 5, though Laraque has been sidelined with a nagging groin injury.


JP said...

BGL (like someone I follow) is at a point where he doesn't have to drop the gloves to do his job... or so I'm told.

Hooks Orpik said...

The two elder statesmen you describe are definitely deterrents to opponents with their intimidating presence alone, no doubt about that. But sometimes it does seem like a chore for them to drop the gloves, which is really the reason they're in the NHL.

I think it's just as advantageous to have a more active enforcer like a Godard, Orr, or Zack Stortini. They know their roles and have no problem with willingness to follow through.