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417 11-12-2008 09:15 AM

Josh Gorges
 
IMO, he's the most improved player on the Habs since the beginning of last year

Think about where Gorges was at this point last year, he was the 7th defensman and some were wondering if he'd even make the team out of camp.

Today, he's invaluable to the Habs and IMO, the teams 4th best defensman.

There isn't a player i want to see score a goal more than Gorges...he deserves it

waffledave 11-12-2008 09:19 AM

Josh Gorgeous is fantastic. The guy has amazing hockey sense…If he was a bit bigger he’d be one of the best shutdown d-men around.

Iwishihadacup 11-12-2008 09:22 AM

Josh Gorges: a defensive man's Markov

417 11-12-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by waffledave (Post 16281654)
Josh Gorgeous is fantastic. The guy has amazing hockey sense…If he was a bit bigger he’d be one of the best shutdown d-men around.

What I love about his game is the way he doesn't let his slight frame hold him down. He uses all of that 195lbs pounds to good use. The first goal where Higgins scored is just an example of that.

He's the opposite of Brisebois...he sacrifices his body all the time to get the puck up the ice.

speed11 11-12-2008 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waffledave (Post 16281654)
Josh Gorgeous is fantastic. The guy has amazing hockey sense…If he was a bit bigger he’d be one of the best shutdown d-men around.

if he was bigger, San Jose would of never dealt him...

Iwishihadacup 11-12-2008 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by speed11 (Post 16281703)
if he was bigger, San Jose would of never dealt him...

he'S still 6 foot 1 inch...

MM425 11-12-2008 09:30 AM

The guy basically has to play defense for 2 people sometimes (when he's paired with Briesbois) and still doesn't miss a beat. He's extremely valuable to our defense and is a great locker room guy to boot.

I'm happy we've got him locked up for 2 more seasons :handclap:.

#57 11-12-2008 09:30 AM

Gorges is all muscle. 6'0 195 lbs of muscle.

I have to agree with the poster that said he has incredible hockey sense. He knows what to do on the ice, he just knows. Any kind of situation, he will get himself out of trouble and will get the puck up the ice. He keeps his game simple which is something Brisebois cannot do. Gorges is extremely smart and really understand his role on the team, he knows his weaknesses and his strenghts, which makes him a GREAT hockey player.

He doesn't have the offensive awareness to score goals, or to play on the power play, but he is a great positional dman to have around, he's a great guy to have in the locker room, will stick up for his teammates, never makes any mistakes defensively, moves the puck real well and is one of our best technical skaters.

Rivet for Pacioretty and Gorges is the ****ing steal of the century. It didnt take 2 months that Gorges was playing better for us than Rivet ever did.

And dont get me started on Pacioretty!!! So excited.

Iwishihadacup 11-12-2008 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by #57 (Post 16281776)
Gorges is all muscle. 6'0 195 lbs of muscle.

I have to agree with the poster that said he has incredible hockey sense. He knows what to do on the ice, he just knows. Any kind of situation, he will get himself out of trouble and will get the puck up the ice. He keeps his game simple which is something Brisebois cannot do. Gorges is extremely smart and really understand his role on the team, he knows his weaknesses and his strenghts, which makes him a GREAT hockey player.

He doesn't have the offensive awareness to score goals, or to play on the power play, but he is a great positional dman to have around, he's a great guy to have in the locker room, will stick up for his teammates, never makes any mistakes defensively, moves the puck real well and is one of our best technical skaters.

Rivet for Pacioretty and Gorges is the ****ing steal of the century. It didnt take 2 months that Gorges was playing better for us than Rivet ever did.

And dont get me started on Pacioretty!!! So excited.

i see a damp spot on your pants:(:amazed:

Darz 11-12-2008 10:53 AM

I have to admit, when Gorges first came to the habs he looked like a number 6 dman at best. I thought another year or two and this guy will be in the AHL.

Boy, has my opinion changed!!! Gorges has incredible hockey sense, and really knows how to play the game. He, imo, should be paired with Hamrlik, and our need for a #4 dman is over.

Granted we could probably use a new #5/#6 guy then, but....

LyleOdelein 11-12-2008 11:01 AM

Gorges is a rare player. He improves every single game he plays. He hasn't made any huge jumps in his progression, mainly because he does not improve because of talent, but hard work. But, he gets a little better every time he faces a situation. It's cool to watch games from him last year to see how much he's learned and applied his learning.

kostitsyn1489 11-12-2008 11:30 AM

I'm probably the first Gorges fan. Despite being -2 after his first shift i thought he played good, somehow! Media made a big case out of the stats rather then look a the plays he made and then pretty much everybody thought he sucked.

I'm just happy for him cause he always worked really hard and deserve it.

Laraqueeee 11-12-2008 11:39 AM

Not fogot to, he still have just 24 years old! is like ryan o'byrne without the body but with the hockey sense :naughty:

TheGoalJudge 11-12-2008 11:42 AM

If you want to see how to win a puck in the corner just watch Gorges. I can't remember the last time he lost one. He uses his legs so well and his balance is unbelievable. WHAMMO! I don't know why I just did that.

hototogisu 11-12-2008 11:44 AM

Does Gorges ever have a bad game? Sure doesn't seem like it. He's probably been the most consistent Hab for a long time now.

Tuggy 11-12-2008 11:51 AM

I love what he does on the ice and continues to improve. He's got some skills in the offensive zone too that we've seen a little of, but I think we'll keep seeing more. Also he seems like a good guy off the ice. All the interviews I watch with him seems like he has his head on straight.

LilWinger11 11-12-2008 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by hototogisu (Post 16283387)
Does Gorges ever have a bad game? Sure doesn't seem like it. He's probably been the most consistent Hab for a long time now.

The last one I remember was last year against Atlanta- he turned the puck over in front of our net and a Thrasher (Perrin?) was right there to put it home. But that was a year ago or more, because I know it was early in the season.

Imagine if we could somehow combine O'Byrne and Gorges, putting Gorges' hockey sense and knack for making the right play at the right time into a 6'6" 235-lb guy? *drools*

rocketlives 11-12-2008 11:58 AM

I'd use Gorges with Hammer as the #4 dman and O'Byrne or Breezy with the Cube. We'd have a better 2nd pairing to play against any of our opponents' top lines.

Artyukhin* 11-12-2008 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by speed11 (Post 16281703)
if he was bigger, San Jose would of never dealt him...

every team has trades they end up regretting ;),San Jose gave us great value it turns out in return for Rivet.Georges is certainly coming into his own and its good to see him progress

If it was just Georges for Rivet it still turns out to have been a good trade off but we got Pac also so i think we won this one

Russeltown 11-12-2008 12:23 PM

Nobody mentioned that he formerly was the team captain of his junior hockey team. I can't remember that team's name though....

CH4 11-12-2008 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Russeltown (Post 16283922)
Nobody mentioned that he formerly was the team captain of his junior hockey team. I can't remember that team's name though....

Try-city Americans? :sarcasm:

Licou 11-12-2008 12:33 PM

I will just add this : Georges knows how to take a body check. This is a "skill" that surprisingly, is not mastered by a lot of players. Josh will always put himself in a position with the puck, where the forechecker HAS to check him, and he will use this time to get the puck up ice. He's made of rubber! :)

andreconstantin 11-12-2008 12:53 PM

He wins his battles, he never gives up. He should play with Hammer, players will have a hard time against that pairing. He also had 2 assists last night, I'd love him to get 10-20 points this season. He isn't very big but I'm really impressed at his work ethic.

NewHabsEra* 11-12-2008 01:14 PM

Gorges > Rivet

Gorges + Paccioretty = :biglaugh: :yo::nod::handclap::banana::razz::amazed: = Thank you Craig Rivet!!!!!!

Nova_Scotia_Vees 11-12-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by NewHabsArea (Post 16284802)
Gorges > Rivet

Gorges + Paccioretty = :biglaugh: :yo::nod::handclap::banana::razz::amazed: = Thank you Craig Rivet!!!!!!


I loved Rivet but yeah man this trade is working out so well for us.


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