The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part II(All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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01-09-2011, 07:46 PM
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I get what you're saying and for the most part agree, except for the part of drafting players Like Pac, Eller, Leblanc ect most of which I have no problem with, but I think if we ever decide to go down the road of drafting lower ceiling 2 way players over the higher ceiling scorers we will not only continue to struggle in this area, but we will no longer have any young top flight players to mishandle. The drafting ect is
You're right, but the thing I was trying to get at is this: If they insist on trying to round the game of players who's nature is to play an offensive game, they would save a lot of time and a lot of headaches in just pursuing two-way players. It truly is fustrating seeing these players like Latendresse, Andrei, Pouliot, Sergei, D'agotini, all guys you know can be true top 6 players, but are limited because they are forced to put aside the part of the game the excell at in order to play a game that they would be, at best, mediocre at. When you force the latter(limiting their offensive capabilities so that they can be more defensively responsible, which almost never works out) on the player, you just can an ineffective player at both ends of the ice.
I doubt that anyone would have a problem with Andrei's defensive game if he was putting up 30g and 30a. Cammalleri is proof of that. So long as he produces, no one cares that his defensive game is as bad as Andrei's. The point is, let players excel at areas of the game that they know they can perform instead of turning them into ineffective players which are subsequently scapegoated by fans and coaches.
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