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 Spacek......no.

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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

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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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