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03-06-2011, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
This is getting sillier by the minute.

Does Pouliot have more talent than Guy Lafleur, Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mike Bossy?

What in heaven's name does it mean to have "too much talent to play wing"???
Let's not compare Poulliots talent to hall of famers from 20 to 30 years ago...It's a irrelevant to improving our team today.

Most hab fans agree that Poulliot has lots of talent and potential to be a great player if he can over come some of his weakeness...

If your going to compare Poulliot's talent level and potential do it against our current team and prospects...that's alot more realistic.

Comparisons:

Poulliot

Age: 24
Ht: 6"3 Weight 200 pds
Drafted 2005: 1/4

ASSETS: Has a wiry body and plenty of shiftiness in the attacking zone. Can rack up points when he's on his game. Is capable of playing both wing and center.

FLAWS: Can take bad penalties, especially in the offensive zone, due to laziness. Needs to use his big frame more to his advantage and bring forth a more consistent effort.

CAREER POTENTIAL: Inconsistent scoring forward with loads of skill.


Strength : size, can rack up points, plenty of shiftiness, Load of Skills
Weakenesses: bad penalties, Inconsistent

Pouliot vs Habs Centers

AGE NAME GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHG GWG PIM SHOTS PCT ATOI HITS
24 Pouliot 63 13 13 26 7 1 0 4 63 104 12.50 11:49 94
31 Gomez 64 7 25 32 -15 3 0 2 40 123 5.69 18:22 26
28 Pleks 65 20 31 51 14 3 0 3 50 197 10.15 20:32 48
34 Halpern 64 10 13 23 7 0 1 3 29 54 18.52 12:44 36
24 DD 27 8 8 16 1 4 0 0 8 40 20.00 12:08 11
21 Eller 61 5 8 13 -4 0 0 1 36 71 7.04 10:45 62

Comparing the stats Pouliot is top 3 in goals,pts,+/-,shots,PCT. Top in GWG, hits & PIM. All with the second lowest ice time of 11:49 and with no power play time and playing on the third & fourth line.

Pulliot vs Habs Wingers

AGE NAME GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHG GWG PIM SHOTS PCT ATOI HITS
24 Poulliot 63 13 13 26 7 1 0 4 63 104 12.50 11:49 94
26 AK 65 16 21 37 6 5 0 5 26 158 10.13 15:35 116
32 Gionta 66 23 12 35 3 3 1 5 20 251 9.16 19:28 70
28 Cami 51 15 20 35 8 6 0 2 31 141 10.64 18:05 15
22 Pac 36 14 10 24 -1 7 0 2 39 110 12.73 16:03 64
28 Moen 65 3 8 11 -4 0 1 0 84 77 3.90 12:46 96

Comparing the stats Poulliot is top 3 PCT & GWG, top 2 in +/-, top 3 in hits. Again with the lowest ice time 11:49 and no power play time and mostly playing on the third and fourth line.

What these number show is that Poulliot is able to produce offensive numbers even if he's given very little opportunity. It also shows by is +7 +/- number that he isn't a defensive liability. He also isn't a soft player demonstrated by the number of hits he makes & PIMs.

These numbers don't lie. Pouliot is obviously talented and has been productive even in his limited role on the team. As a matter of fact, he's been more productive than most of our forwards.

Give him more ice time, better linesmates, time to develop and I think he would surprise alot of us with his capabilities.

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