Originally Posted by X-Terminator
And if Andre Roy isn't going to fight, he's useless to this team and should be sitting in the press box. It's like he got his million bucks and has gone soft. Put somebody in there with more grit and more willingness to fight when needed - hopefully when Cairns is healthy, he'll take over as our enforcer. Therrien has already said he plans to play him when he's ready.
Roy was brought in to protect Crosby. In the games I saw last year, he failed to do this. It could have been worse. Remember Roy was plan B as Mario wanted to bring in Tie Domi. But Domi's play was just brutal last year and hence the reason why the Leafs bought him out for this season. Toronto loved Tie. But they turned on him last year making him the whiping boy for the team's play.
As for Cairns, he was brought in because Roy wasn't protecting Crosby. Cairns is just a pilon in my books and not suited for the new NHL style. He is a liability on the ice.