Drafting College Players
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11-23-2008, 05:11 PM
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Guys like Lucic thrive against Montreal cause the habs lack more Komisareks. It has nothing to do with fighting.
Montreal simply lacks overall toughness and size to battle bigger opposition.
Brisebois, Bouillon, Gorges, O"Bryne lack strength and/or size.
And frankly, there forwards are even worse. Eric Cole dominated the habs for years and that had nothing to do with fighting. It had to do with size, skill, strength, skating, and physical play.
Fighting was an example, but it's made as more of a example, such as the emelin one, in a league where his style doesn't thrive.
As for cole, it shouldn't come as a surprise a guy who was nearly a point per game the last 3 years and having an average of 32.8 goals per season over a 82 game season the last 3 years. No **** he'd make points against a team that didn't make the playoffs or just snuck in before that. He's a good player and he too played in college. But honestly, it's not a because they played overseas and not in the CHL they are nobodys. Alex ovechkin's from russia, played in russia, he scores and is a dominating physical player, but no ****, he too is a good player. The question is, if komisarek played in the chl for instance, or if emelin was drafted out of the CHL, in the long run, would they be better players than they are now? Komisarek in the fighting aspect and emelin just plain in terms of his game where his style is allowed. There are other players to consider im sure.
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