Agreed. I personally had the Leafs missing the playoffs, or over a 82 season game, a bubble team. Well let's see how it plays out, if we meet in the playoffs should be something for sure. What about price? what's going on with him?
End of the day 82 games vs 48 games makes a difference. Habs and leafs are hungry and had a good start but who knows how they'll do in 82 games. Not an insult to your leafs but general comment that they gotta deal with highs and lows and habs currently aren't doing great at it. If you want me to attribute it to something it's a nice voice. Therrien was the voice they needed. A fresh start, a short season and a new style. I wouldn't say he is the reason but just the fact they are more receptive to the change I guess. We'll see how it plays out, looking like habs-leafs.
So who do you give most credit for the success of the habs this year? The coach or the group? I was very skeptical about the hiring but he seems he's been great. Also what do you think is the reason for Price's abysmal game?
Well then. He looks like a big time Norris Candidate this time around doesn't he? I agree, however Subban IMO is more defensively sound that Karlsson.
Galchenyuk has a lot of talent, just wait and he'll be something special. Hopefully Therrien doesn't become a Julien and turn all centers into wingers. As you can see Kessel is becoming more of a playmaker than a sniper now A question I have now is how much do you think is this due to Therrien? I was personally against the idea of you guys making him come back hence I'm curious.
Subban's pace for about 30 goals over 82 games schedule as a D. Pretty awesome. His D game has been better than last year. As opposed to someone like karlsson who can really make that awesome stretch pass with consistency Subban had to play a more honest and simple game. He's been doing that, short crisp passes and his decision making has improved. He looks great but I'm biased, just been always improving like any young player usually would. His stats are a little inflated(small sample, short season, good PP) but he's emerging as a better offensive force.
As for Galchenyuk, his game will impove over time but he's not a super elite talent so we'll have to wait for him to develop. He started the year as a wing for 1 game then back to C for a while and now back to wing again. He's played both but I think they will be patient and keep him on the wing for now. With Eller, DD, Plekanec as centers there's no rush but I don't think they'd hesitate to put him back if needed.
I've seen PK starting to get his offensive game back slowly how's his defensive game so far after that break from the time? Also how's Galchenyuk been? Freaking love the guy but I'd always imagine him starting on the wing before going to the center. Is this the case now?