Monday, December 13, 2010

Colby Armstrong is already my favourite Leaf

As is the case with most free agents, I thought Brian Burke once again overpaid to sign Colby Armstrong. $3 million per year is a lot to pay a guy who has only scored over 20 goals once in his career. In fact this season he only has 1 goal and no assists in 13 games with the Leafs.

However, the Leafs are 8-5-0 with Armstrong in the lineup and a pathetic 3-9-4 when he is not playing. These stats are no coincidence. Armstrong is a higher energy player who gets under the skin of opponents. He works hard all the time and is very effective in the corners. But the most impressive part of his game are the big hits he throws for a player that does not have a big body.

If only the other Burke signing are as effective.

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