I'm not asking for the goon to put up a point a game, I'm asking for the goon to serve some offensive purpose in addition to his bodyguard duties.
Crombeen and Winchester aren't 30-40 point scorers.[/quote]
No they are not, But they are much bigger threats to score then Cam and they are nowhere near the liability.
That's the point. He's completely blown offensive pressures and is often way behind the play hitting empty boards while the other team heads down ice. and lord help us if we get pinned down in our end and need him to help clear the puck.
I think that’s what many are missing. We all agree that Cam is a sufficient heavyweight and we all love watching him fight, but there is no arguing that he in no way puts us in a better position to win games and there is plenty of evidence that suggests that he is in fact detriment to efforts of putting the puck in the net and keeping it out of ours.
If this teams was either scoring 4 goals a game and was getting consistent solid goal tending then perhaps we could afford the liability he presents, but if you haven’t noticed this team has trouble scoring and the goaltending has been nowhere near the level we saw the second half of last year.
I don’ understand all the hurt feelings, no one hates fighting and no one hates Cam, we are merely stating that the most important thing to the organization and most hockey fans in winning hockey games and compiling points. It is my opinion that Cam does not help that effort.
That is all.
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