Habs interested in Hemsky.
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06-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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Who exactly are our "soft euros" up front that adding a talent like Hemsky would become redundant?
Eller? Plekanec? Kostitsyn? Because those are our only 3 European forwards going into next season. And the "softest" one was the only player in the playoffs able to shutdown the eventual leading scorer, another "soft euro" btw.
Look, Plek is a good regular season center and Kostisyn his moments (Eller in still unproven), but I'm talking about guys able to bring it in the playoffs. And sadly, history shows us that many euros are not able to compete when the game gets tight in the playoff. Look at the sendins in the SCF ? Hemsky is just another euro with talent and yes He will prolly score 20ish goals (IF HE CAN PLAY MORE THEN 60 games). THAT'S redundant. But what when the playoffs start ? Are we gonna trust him with putting the puck in the net when it counts ? I don't think so. We need clutch playoff players if we wanna go anywhere near a SCF and a cup.
he scored 14 pts (6 goals) in 24 games in 2005-2006 playoffs, so he's in no way useless. But that was years ago and he got injured un bunch of times since then.
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