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Habruti! 10-11-2008 10:34 PM

After Three games, who's your suprise player ..?
 
Personally I did not like Sergei Kostsitsyn that much last year but this year.. man he is impressive. Hopefully he will keep the same cruising speed for the year, but to me he looks stronger, faster seems to shoot more. He as been imo our best player after two games.

HomaridII 10-11-2008 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Habruti! (Post 15800710)
Personally I did not like Sergei Kostsitsyn that much last year but this year.. man he is impressive. Hopefully he will keep the same cruising speed for the year, but to me he looks stronger, faster seems to shoot more. He as been imo our best player after two games.

I've heard people say that Sergei used to tell people that he was the best passer on his line in jr ... I think he might be right, lol

1UP 10-11-2008 10:37 PM

Latendresse is, IMO, a bigger surprise. We saw really good things from Kostitsyn last year, less so for Latendresse.

2 games in, he looks great. Better position, better defensive play, good physical presence, in the corners and in front of the net, soft hands, and, most importantly, NHL level skating.

Sergei and Guillaume are, also, both 21. What will they look like in 3-4 years?

:yo::handclap::yo:

llamateizer 10-11-2008 10:41 PM

Latendresse.
Im very impressed about him

he might finish with the most goals with the canadiens

Andrighetto Fabolous 10-11-2008 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 1UP (Post 15800814)
Latendresse is, IMO, a bigger surprise. We saw really good things from Kostitsyn last year, less so for Latendresse.

2 games in, he looks great. Better position, better defensive play, good physical presence, in the corners and in front of the net, soft hands, and, most importantly, NHL level skating.

Sergei and Guillaume are, also, both 21. What will they look like in 3-4 years?

:yo::handclap::yo:

Totally agree. Definitely the biggest surprise for me is Latendresse.

bhuya71 10-11-2008 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by husamus156 (Post 15800977)
Latendresse.
Im very impressed about him

he might finish with the most goals with the canadiens

thats a really big stretch there....

ChemiseBleuHonnete 10-11-2008 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 1UP (Post 15800814)
Latendresse is, IMO, a bigger surprise. We saw really good things from Kostitsyn last year, less so for Latendresse.

2 games in, he looks great. Better position, better defensive play, good physical presence, in the corners and in front of the net, soft hands, and, most importantly, NHL level skating.

Sergei and Guillaume are, also, both 21. What will they look like in 3-4 years?

:yo::handclap::yo:

same here...

Last year, Latendresse was a dissapointement, he was slow and lost on the ice. This year, he's involved in the play, he's positioning himself better and he skates better.

I also can't beleive that him and Sergei are only 21... Wow, they're already good players for us as it stands. Imagine when they hit their prime! wow!

ChemiseBleuHonnete 10-11-2008 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by bhuya71 (Post 15801038)
thats a really big stretch there....

I agree it's a stretch, but it's still possible imo.

Dwight 10-11-2008 10:45 PM

Lang for me

He looked slow during pre-season, but he's been great so far

kernkraft 10-11-2008 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by husamus156 (Post 15800977)
he might finish with the most goals with the canadiens

major lol


Lats is better, but he's still losing too many 1-on-1 battles and he's got to work on his shot. It is encouraging though.

Sergei is way ahead in every category IMO. I'm starting to believe he'll get more points than his brother. I seriously think that they need to put Tanguay with SK and Lang. Higgins, Koivu and Lats would be a good line as well.

Mike8 10-11-2008 10:46 PM

A.Kostitsyn for me. He's looked like the most potent Hab for me, in fact. Looks stronger, more creative, more mature, and far more dangerous.

ChemiseBleuHonnete 10-11-2008 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by kernkraft (Post 15801086)
I seriously think that they need to put Tanguay with SK and Lang. Higgins, Koivu and Lats would be a good line as well.

The thing is, the lines probably won't stay the same all year long and about every possible lines are looking good on paper. I agree with your line idea, but someone else would come with something totally different and it would still be an awesome line. With our top9, it's hard to mess up and come with bad lines.

Ross MacLochness 10-11-2008 10:48 PM

Haven't seen anything out of the ordinary.

HamrlikTheStud* 10-11-2008 10:52 PM

Honestly, I've got to say Hamrlik. The guy didn't play a damn preseason game (ok, just one). He looks like he's in mid-season shape. Latendresse is solid as well.

HM to Lang, who's looking great so far. Tanguay had one hell of a night as well, but I was expecting him to get a good one sooner than later ;).

By the way, on that topic, thanks to miroKarosu who did a great job designing my Tangs avatar.

Belso 10-11-2008 10:55 PM

Hamrlik had 7 shots on net last night and has a goal tonight... He's looking more like the guy whom the Habs signed 5.5M for. He didn't look this strong last season IMO. But the season has only begun.

:handclap:

Whitesnake 10-11-2008 10:55 PM

To be surprised, it had to mean that your expectations had to be fairly low. Which was the case for me with Lang. Was expecting a PP specialist, that's all. I kinda liked O'Byrne in general, he looked a little faster than he looked last year. And I'll chip in like some and also say Hammer.

I am expecting to see Latendresse shines more than last year so I can't put him in my surprises list but I'm pleased.

Habruti! 10-11-2008 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by kernkraft (Post 15801086)
major lol


Lats is better, but he's still losing too many 1-on-1 battles and he's got to work on his shot. It is encouraging though.

Sergei is way ahead in every category IMO. I'm starting to believe he'll get more points than his brother. I seriously think that they need to put Tanguay with SK and Lang. Higgins, Koivu and Lats would be a good line as well.

I like tanguay Koivu Lats, Tanguay Koivu Higgins and would not mind Tanguay Lang Kostsitsyn and Higgins, Koivu Latendresse and we may very well see all of these variation during the season.

I agree with some of the posts saying that Lats is a suprise .. to me he isnt much of a suprise. He just has a chance to play in a role that suites him better then what he had in the past. Sergei on the other hand is showing so things I did not expect from him, he seems to be much faster then last year, better defensively, stronger along the boards (same whith his bro btw) and seems to be willing to shoot more this year. I would not be suprised to see him with 50pts by season end

Jean-Guy Drouin* 10-11-2008 10:57 PM

Latendresse plays really well. I'm happy to see him play that way this year.

Namso 10-11-2008 10:58 PM

I'm suprised at Komisarek in a negative way. Not sure what's up but he's not playing upto his full level yet.

JGRB 10-11-2008 10:59 PM

Latendresse is making me eat my words from this summer. I likey.

Tanguay is impressing me, I knew he was good, but his on-ice vision is simply amazing.

I didn't expect Serge to get off to a better start then Andre.. Hats off to him too.

ChemiseBleuHonnete 10-11-2008 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Habruti! (Post 15801459)
I like tanguay Koivu Lats, Tanguay Koivu Higgins and would not mind Tanguay Lang Kostsitsyn and Higgins, Koivu Latendresse and we may very well see all of these variation during the season.

I agree with some of the posts saying that Lats is a suprise .. to me he isnt much of a suprise. He just has a chance to play in a role that suites him better then what he had in the past. Sergei on the other hand is showing so things I did not expect from him, he seems to be much faster then last year, better defensively, stronger along the boards (same whith his bro btw) and seems to be willing to shoot more this year. I would not be suprised to see him with 50pts by season end

heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was even more!

n0pan 10-11-2008 11:02 PM

Guillaume Latendresse shocked me after seeing him this game. He looked like a whole new player.

Phil Parent 10-11-2008 11:06 PM

Sergei.

Because, while I like the Stastny - Andrei comparison, I didn't expect to think of a Stastny - Sergei one, and it's happening for me.

Sergei is rabid. Dale Hunter did SOMETHING to him.

Little Nilan 10-11-2008 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike8 (Post 15801149)
A.Kostitsyn for me. He's looked like the most potent Hab for me, in fact. Looks stronger, more creative, more mature, and far more dangerous.

I agree, he looks as big as Kovalev on the ice and he's clearly improved his skills. But I'll go with Latendresse, I was expecting this from Sergei, he's really improved all facets of his game. For now.

Also, I really like the way Tanguay plays.

Papa_Bear_21 10-11-2008 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by kernkraft (Post 15801086)
major lol


Lats is better, but he's still losing too many 1-on-1 battles and he's got to work on his shot. It is encouraging though.

Sergei is way ahead in every category IMO. I'm starting to believe he'll get more points than his brother. I seriously think that they need to put Tanguay with SK and Lang. Higgins, Koivu and Lats would be a good line as well.

I guess you missed him de-cleat "the human eraser" Schenn at least twice in the game, huh?

We fans are never satisfied. :shakehead


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