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04-25-2008, 11:58 PM
Kirk Muller
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Originally Posted by LeMAD View Post
I really don't see what you guys see in him. He has lots of caracter, but he struggles in his zone because of his lack of size and has no particular skills to make up for it. O'BYrne has top-4 upside but not Gorges.

well its apparently not just what we see, its what the habs brass sees as well. They see a guy very capable of playing 17 minutes a game which anyone with hockey knowledge is more than just a #7 defenseman.

O'byrne may have the upside of a top 4 but that doesn't somehow make Gorges a number 7. Gorges play makes him a number 5. Thats likely all he will max out as but again it doesn't make him a reserve defenseman like you say.

no matter what you say about lack of elite skills, or size or physical play or upside, what he does on the ice constitutes a top 6 defenseman. I don't even know how one can even come up with him as a 7.

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