Thread: Proposal: We need a Top 4
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10-01-2010, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
I think that "big punishing shutdown D-men" are thoroughly overrated. A good defense is one that gets the play happening at the other end; that's still the best kind of defense there is (even though the Habs sometimes don't seem to agree ). Now some "big punishing D-men" can do that (Chara immediately comes to mind) but the size and physicality are bonuses then, not central skills.

I think the defense is fine. Hamrlik and Spacek are being underrated by Hab fans, IMO. The team's biggest need is a tough-minutes top-6 winger, preferably a natural RW. Playing Kostitsyn on his off-wing with Plekanec and a rookie or Pouliot on the Gomez line is less than ideal.
Hamrlik yes but

Originally Posted by Dirty Danglez View Post
Although I agree give the team time to perform as a group, I really have not been impressed with Spacek's performance. Expecting anything other than bottom pairing minutes from Gill and Gorges is asking too much. I would argue that when Hammer and Markov come back a lineup of

Markov Spacek
Hammer Subban
Gill Gorges

will be very good.
That's the problem in this D.....We need someone better to play with MArkov

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Wrong. They WANTED to get rid of him, but Salo is down indefinitely. I believe Bieska remainds in their plans now.
I like Bieska but he has been so badlucky in terms of injuries. He plays a solid brand of hockey with some good grit. I'm thinking that with those freak injuries, he has lost that step and his nowhere close to what he was 3-4 years ago.

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