BoxCar wrote:I think Cam proved his and my point last night. That fight (and string of fights that followed) really got the crowd pumped.
Dude, this isn't the WWE. It's not theater either. It's a competitive sport and it's about wins and losses.
You're right, everyone loves a good fight (especially me), but that is not what the game is about and my point is that Cam brings nothing else to the table. Crombeen, Whinchester, Backas, all drop the gloves but they also contribute so much more.
You're defense about Cam's limited ice time is weak too. I'm supposed to feel better because we waste an active spot on the roster for a guy who won't even see the ice but for 3 minutes?
Hell if it's all about the crowd, why not throw a line-up of Louie, Black-kid-dancing, and Angelia up front, with Cotton-eye-Joe and that umpa-lumpa that plays the organ on defense. Then let Cam play goal without his shirt on and you'll have a jolly good time.
We appear to be talking about two completely different things. Yes, the crowd loves Cam, but I assure you opponent love to see his name in the line up as well because that one less threat we have on the ice and that even more time that we'll have to skate our other guys risking fatigue in the third and especially OT.
There is a place in hockey for fighting, but today’s rules means being a fighter doesn’t make you a hockey player. Back in the day when if you go your stick up on Al or Brett, Twist would come across those boards and hurt you…..you just can’t do that anymore. Cam can not make people pay, he doesn’t invoke fear in the other team, and he can’t play hockey. Hell, everything we read in the preseason said that the team preferred King to Cam and most did not expect Cam to spend the season in St. Louis. I’m merely stating that even another Crombeen or Whinchester would do much more good for the team then skating Cam. They can still have him meat the Great-Clips fan of the game and he can do public appearances, but until we’re mathematically eliminated from the playoffs I’d rather he be watching from the rafters like me.
Cam’s act is better suited for minor league hockey where you need a shtick to help sell tickets, but he is a hell of a guy though.