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Teufelsdreck 05-04-2008 03:18 PM

What could Gainey get for Lats?
 
I'm not saying Latendresse has no value, but I don't see him cracking the top 2 lines for the next few years. I vote for a 2nd rounder.

Bad Natey 05-04-2008 03:19 PM

He'll play with Koivu next year because we are going to ice three offensive minded lines.

Higgins/Chipchura will reign the third line with a UFA like Brunette.

OneSharpMarble 05-04-2008 03:20 PM

If he doesn't pick up his game I could see him losing his spot entirely. Didn't they give him a special number that wasn't used before? Hopes a little high hey?

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:20 PM

This was discussed a few times ago


http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=457367

anarmandaleb 05-04-2008 03:21 PM

I blame the girlfriend.

Habitant#1 05-04-2008 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by natey2k4 (Post 13991205)
He'll play with Koivu next year because we are going to ice three offensive minded lines.

Higgins/Chipchura will reign the third line with a UFA like Brunette.

Why not put Sergei on the third to get a third line that can shutdown, play with an edge and still have very good offensive upside?

Keep the UFA money for top line players. I know we need more size and grit, but why not acquire skilled size and grit.

CareyPrice x 31 05-04-2008 03:22 PM

Lats is not going anywhere, I guarentee that

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck (Post 13991185)
I'm not saying Latendresse has no value, but I don't see him cracking the top 2 lines for the next few years.

get out nasty bruins fan

the bruins boards are this way-------------------->

do not let the door hit you on your way back, i washed it 2 seconds ago

Puckhead58* 05-04-2008 03:23 PM

Absolutely nothing!!!!

Latendresse has very little value. What has he done so far in his career? He has been a healthy scratch a number of times because he won't play like he is capable of and he hasn't exactly tore up the scoresheet either.

He is a decent young prospect with some potential because of his size, but nothing more than that.

MathMan 05-04-2008 03:24 PM

He'd fetch much less than he's worth to the Habs, and trading him would be a ridiculous mistake.

The blind Latendresse hate on these boards is ridiculous, and I don't understand why such a great young player is being so unfairly maligned on here.

The fact is that Latendresse has been great this season, and really has no problems that better icetime with better linemates couldn't fix.

The guy has been one of the Habs' most productive scorers, relative to icetime, for two years running. Giving him power play time and real offensive-minded linemates and he produces.

That he was able to get so many even-strength goals while being confined to spot duty speaks volume about his ability.

Montrealer 05-04-2008 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup (Post 13991291)
get out nasty bruins fan

the bruins boards are this way-------------------->

do not let the door hit you on your way back, i washed it 2 seconds ago

He's a Habs fan. Rookies :shakehead

Africa. 05-04-2008 03:25 PM

I don't think he's got too much value at this point.

Teufelsdreck 05-04-2008 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by natey2k4 (Post 13991205)
He'll play with Koivu next year because we are going to ice three offensive minded lines.

Higgins/Chipchura will reign the third line with a UFA like Brunette.

So Latendresse is better offensively than Higgins? It doesn't look that way.

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montrealer (Post 13991314)
He's a Habs fan. Rookies :shakehead

his sig sure looks like a bruins' one

MathMan 05-04-2008 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck (Post 13991335)
So Latendresse is better offensively than Higgins? It doesn't look that way.

He is.

Higgins is just on the ice more often, and on the PP to boot. In terms of goals per icetime, Lats has Higgins beat. And Latendresse is much younger than Higgins. And Higgins is no slouch.

Higgins is a better two-way player, but Lats' defensive play has improved by leaps and bounds this season.

Tuggy 05-04-2008 03:26 PM

The local McDonalds restaurants in Montreal won't be happy to see him go.

Chomsky 05-04-2008 03:28 PM

Absolutely no reason to trade him for picks. He has much more value for us right now than he has on the trade market.

Habs10Habs 05-04-2008 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup (Post 13991291)
get out nasty bruins fan

the bruins boards are this way-------------------->

do not let the door hit you on your way back, i washed it 2 seconds ago

Actually he's a Habs fan.


As for the question, it's still way too early to give up on Lats just yet. Personally this year I would have liked to have seen him play in Hamilton. The kid is not the same player he was when he first came up.

I don't know if it's a confidence issue or what. But he's got to get it back soon or he'll be another player with "great potential" falling to the waste side.

Chomsky 05-04-2008 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs10Habs (Post 13991379)
Actually he's a Habs fan.


As for the question, it's still way too early to give up on Lats just yet. Personally this year I would have liked to have seen him play in Hamilton. The kid is not the same player he was when he first came up.

I don't know if it's a confidence issue or what. But he's got to get it back soon or he'll be another player with "great potential" falling to the waste side.

Yup, sadly he won't ever be able to play in the A and develop his play in the same way.

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs10Habs (Post 13991379)
Actually he's a Habs fan.


As for the question, it's still way too early to give up on Lats just yet. Personally this year I would have liked to have seen him play in Hamilton. The kid is not the same player he was when he first came up.

I don't know if it's a confidence issue or what. But he's got to get it back soon or he'll be another player with "great potential" falling to the waste side.

of course, when you play with smokes and kostopoulos or Lapierre and Dandenault, you have to chip offensively? :shakehead

Give him go ice time with an offensive center or with a 2 ways center and you'll see better things

PricePkPatch 05-04-2008 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anarmandaleb (Post 13991255)
I blame the girlfriend.

What does Maika have to do with it?

amnesiac* 05-04-2008 03:48 PM

are you kidding? A pick for Latendresse?

Hes 20! Let him develop before saying we should trade for a pick. He could be a very useful player for the Habs in years to come given his size.

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck (Post 13991185)
I'm not saying Latendresse has no value, but I don't see him cracking the top 2 lines for the next few years. I vote for a 2nd rounder.

Ron Hainsey, Frank Beauchemin,Mike Ribeiro are saying hello to you

Habs10Habs 05-04-2008 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup (Post 13991423)
of course, when you play with smokes and kostopoulos or Lapierre and Dandenault, you have to chip offensively? :shakehead

Give him go ice time with an offensive center or with a 2 ways center and you'll see better things

I'm not talking about his offensive play ya smartass ;)

He's not playing with the chip on his shoulder like he did when he came up. I haven't had a problem with his abilities, we all know he's a slow skater.

But ever since that hit against the tampa player, *can't remember his name* Lats has not been the same player.

Iwishihadacup 05-04-2008 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs10Habs (Post 13991928)
I'm not talking about his offensive play ya smartass ;)

He's not playing with the chip on his shoulder like he did when he came up. I haven't had a problem with his abilities, we all know he's a slow skater.

But ever since that hit against the tampa play, *can't remember his name* Lats has not been the same player.

i was responding a bit to you but generally to the OP

and don't dare call me a smartass again:(


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