Thread: Post-Game Talk: Habs Lose to Leafs 5-4
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02-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Because contrary to popular belief, Gomez is actually a good player, and contrary to popular believe, Pools-DD-White isn't the shiz. In fact, those three guys are vulnerable defensively and they need to be constantly sheltered. This isn't suprising (they are the fourth line for a reason), but it seems like it's sacrilege for some odd reason.

Well, no, I guess it's understandable, with #blamegomes having become the national hashtag, and the Church of Desharnais having their pow-wow on l'Antichambre.

Desharnais back checks. As does White. Hell, both are put on the pk, which means they have some defensive ability, no ? Pouliot makes a bunch of nice back checking plays and seems to always be getting back to help out.

Gomez turns the back over and for whatever reason, this year he's been a poor back checker. He's just as likely to get exposed with Gionta and Pacioretty as the other lines are.

On top of that, the other lines can actually finish, unlike Gomez.

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