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Marc the Habs Fan 12-29-2008 08:14 PM

Why in the blue hell is Ben Maxwell still here?
 
This is boiling my blood by the minute.

Look, the kid has a good future and a key prospect for us. I am not denying it.

But this kid is so overmatched, it's sad.

What is the point of keeping him up?

It's hurting the team. There's NO WAY Chipchura would be this bad.

It's hurting his development. He should be playing 20 minutes a night in the AHL, not a few minutes on a 4th line in the NHL. He got his taste, now he knows what he needs to work. Send him back.

It's hurting the Dogs as we take away one of their top offensive threats.

This is one of the most illogical things in the Gainey era. Send Maxwell to the farm already and get the guy who should have been up here had it not been for an injury. Hell, Greg Stewart would make more sense as you could shift Begin to center and Stew can actually fit in a 4th line role.

Habsfan18 12-29-2008 08:15 PM

Maxwell will be good, but he does not belong in the NHL right now.

Beaker 12-29-2008 08:16 PM

Damn, take it easy brotha. He's not going to stay here for much longer, let him have his fun.

Philanthropist 12-29-2008 08:16 PM

Chipchura :scared::scared::scared:

Marc the Habs Fan 12-29-2008 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montrealistic (Post 17039600)
Damn, take it easy brotha. He's not going to stay here for much longer, let him have his fun.

He basically cost us the 2nd goal tonight. He isn't generating much if any offence. It's not about the kid. It's about icing the best lineup for our team right now.

HamrlikTheStud* 12-29-2008 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montrealistic (Post 17039600)
Damn, take it easy brotha. He's not going to stay here for much longer, let him have his fun.

It's no PeeWee.

Uber Coca 12-29-2008 08:20 PM

Chipchura deserves his chance. He proved he can compete in the NHL. He wouldn't be a liability like Maxwell is. Just send him down...

Beaker 12-29-2008 08:21 PM

Sergei was the reason for the second goal, and Im wearing his jersey right now. Bob thinks he's the best option, so don't blame Maxwell, blame our crappy depth at center.

Uber Coca 12-29-2008 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montrealistic (Post 17039690)
Sergei was the reason for the second goal, and Im wearing his jersey right now. Bob thinks he's the best option right now, so don't blame Maxwell, blame our crappy depth at center.

Who's blaming Maxwell...?

Beaker 12-29-2008 08:22 PM

Refer to post 5.

frederixx 12-29-2008 08:22 PM

Wow, does Ben look out of place or what! not like he brings us grit or scoring either.

His lack of confidence costs us the second goal.

Maybe next year, but till then, reward your hard workers like Lehoux or Chipchura

le_sean 12-29-2008 08:26 PM

If I were Chipchura I'd be ****ing pissed. He was ready last year (blah blah faceoffs, who cares, Smolinski sucked ass). Right now he has 20 points in 24 games and is a +14. Maxwell, who I believe one day will be good, is just too weak and not creating any offence. Plus when Chipchura played with Latendresse last year they were dynamite.

hototogisu 12-29-2008 08:28 PM

Is Chipchura still hurt, or is he healthy enough to play now?

Because I agree, I have no idea what Maxwell is still doing up with the big club...he looks completely overwhelmed on almost every shift.

Beaker 12-29-2008 08:29 PM

I agree Chipchura should be up right now and not Maxwell, but Im guessing there's more to it than we think. Maybe Chipchura isn't top shape, maybe he's still rehabilitating, who knows- his call-up reflects our glaring weakness down the middle.

RE-HABS 12-29-2008 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan (Post 17039649)
He basically cost us the 2nd goal tonight. He isn't generating much if any offence. It's not about the kid. It's about icing the best lineup for our team right now.

Sergei shouldn't be bringing the puck back towards his net either, give the kid a break.

buddahsmoka1 12-29-2008 09:03 PM

Draws two penalities in the third. Whomever blames Maxwell for that goal should give their head a shake, Kostitsyn gives it up easier than a cheap hooker.

le_sean 12-29-2008 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montrealistic (Post 17039915)
I agree Chipchura should be up right now and not Maxwell, but Im guessing there's more to it than we think. Maybe Chipchura isn't top shape, maybe he's still rehabilitating, who knows- his call-up reflects our glaring weakness down the middle.

Maybe it's a Balej type of situation? I doubt it because of the lack of centres the Habs have in the system, but you never know.

Marc the Habs Fan 12-29-2008 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buddahsmoka1 (Post 17040708)
Whomever blames Maxwell for that goal should give their head a shake, Kostitsyn gives it up easier than a cheap hooker.

OK, I was wrong (Sergei did F' up more than Maxwell) but at the same time, Maxwell almost collided with him on that play.

Hoto, Chipchura is healthy, he played yesterday for the Dogs.

lou4gehrig 12-29-2008 09:06 PM

Good God, Chipchura has 1 game in the last month. Let the guy get his conditioning back. I'm sure he'll be up sooner rather than late.

Maxwell isn't hurting us is he? So let him get a taste of the NHL, so he knows how hard he needs to work to be a good player here. Just like Chipchura had in the past. If Chipchura comes back up, he's either staying permanently or will move on.

Galchenyum 12-29-2008 09:12 PM

I like the guy, but I was wondering the same thing. At least now he has a bit of NHL experience, which can never hurt.

Patty Roy 12-29-2008 09:14 PM

The 2nd goal was more SK than anything else, but i do agree that its very puzzling to see Maxwell still up with the big club now that Chipchura is healthy.

Based on a few comments that have been made by the RDS team, it would see that Carbo (and Gainey?) are huge Maxwell fans. I wonder if Guy sees a bit of himself in Ben?

Next Best Thing* 12-29-2008 09:16 PM

Let me guess, this is a reaction after the second goal score by FLO when he left the puck (inthe slot no less) to Sergei. Yes it was a glaring mistake, but #80 didn't play much the whole game. I think Carbonneau is using him well.

And against Pittsburgh I thought he was one of our best forwards, if you don't believe me watch the game again and focus only on him, you will see.

Lone Rogue 12-29-2008 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patty Roy (Post 17040935)
The 2nd goal was more SK than anything else, but i do agree that its very puzzling to see Maxwell still up with the big club now that Chipchura is healthy.

It's likely because Koivu is close to being ready so there is no point in sending Maxwell down to call up Chipchura for two-three games only to send him right back down.

We won tonight. Oh well if he didn't have a great game.

Erika 12-29-2008 09:18 PM

Benjamin Maxwell >> Kyle Chipchura


Enough said !!


:teach:

Next Best Thing* 12-29-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erika Kostitsyn (Post 17041040)
Benjamin Maxwell >> Kyle Chipchura


Enough said !!


:teach:

Why?


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