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10-03-2011, 02:35 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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You may be right, but I'm not as optimist as you are.
I really hope you're right because honnestly, that's the worse 6 d-men I saw with the Habs since the Houle area.
Last year, we were often playing one, if not two, players between Picard, Weber, Mara or Sopel...and except Weber, they are not good enough to crack a Top-6 without injuries. It was a patchwork made during the season, but this year, even with 3 (!) players out, they would still not be in the lineup.
So, i think that its not that bad.
The fact that Diaz and Yemelin are still adapting themselves, and then, are probably not as good as they could be right now, should not change the idea we have about their potential.
We can be quite confident about the ability of the coaching staff to help this group to better than expected, on paper, and to help the young players to develop themselves as good players.
We still have a joker with Markov.
And with Subban and/or Markov, it cant be worst group seen in the last decade, at least, especially when we compare our D-squad with the the ones before the arrival of Hamrlik, for instance.
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