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Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 12, 2023 at 4:52 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Billy316</b></div><div>Thats fine i get wanting to invest in young talent and if you dont got need for depth for a playoff run i get it, we didnt spend in 2021 when we didnt believe we were SCF team either
We said let the young guys step up and boy did the..... not step up really at all outside Suzuki and Caufield. Actually Eric Staal playing a Mony role was a huge part of us getting to a SCF
I mean at the time i ****es as i think it was a 2nd and a 4th for someone struggling so bad. But it worked out in the end as Schiefele tried murdering Evans and that was when Staal was most valuable

That Said , hearing some say he "regressed " because MSL took him from 3rd line Center to Top line RW to 2nd line LW to 2nd line Center to 3rd line RW to now 2nd line LW
That's 100% on Marty and Marty alone , he owned that saying he had to do what he had to do
That his focus 100% was on Slaf and finding away to make it work when people were calling for him to go to the AHL

It worked to
Mony looks a big worse for ware as he was hung out to Dry by MSL but Slaf looks stronger then he actually is to the point the media went from bashing him 3 weeks ago to riding his jock .
Downside to having 4/4 NHL Coaches with no real experience is guys always get hung out to dry in their learning curve
Mony because he clicks with everyone even if not offensively at first was used to put out fires each time MSL hit the Blender button on our lines
If not for Mony we're losing like 6-2 ,8-5 and by ridiculous amounts
Not hitting the OT getting the extra point and helping extend the Legend of Caufield who with 2 more OT Goals in a year beats Chucky's rune in 2014-15 i believe , but i digress

Say you dont need him
Say you only know how to base value on points alone
Say anything but Regressed as Mony has never done that in a MTL Jersey
Its why Fans are saying dump everyone but re-sign Mony with 3-4 years term
He's consistent and Balances the team keeping our young guns humble while they convince him to be less serious.
Its a nice Dynamic and why we'd rather trade him to a SCF contender like NYR or VGK or a FLA where they wouldnt want to re-sign him but could win a cup with him</div></div>

Regressing to the mean doesn’t mean he’s bad, just means he’s coming back down to earth.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 12, 2023 at 2:53 p.m.
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