The All-Purpose Toughness Thread
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10-04-2011, 03:21 PM
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I don't understand that bolded part. We have a very average skill level at offense and below average defense without Markov... We have good two way players but most of them wouldn't even be on first line on most teams.
What saves the Habs is their defensive system and stellar goaltending. We are arguably one of the weakest team talent-wise, to make the playoffs year after year. And by looking at our rookies in preseason, we're far from getting a 40 goal scorer out of any of those players... People getting all excited about Galagher, a couple of posts and good effort and he's our best prospect, that's sad really.
- Top end talent on top six
- Toughness, grit, size on bottom six
- A couple of mean shutdown D to replace Spacegoat and Gill
We do have skill, and speed too. Top end skill? C'mon, Plekanec is a legit 1st line center and mike cammaleri was a top talent on other teams and for our player run. Maybe it's a matter of a defensive system here, but let's be honest with ourselves, Cole was a legit top 6 guy in carolina. Gomez used to be a franchise center(unforunately he no longer is), guys like gionta bring it every night. Then there's AK, Eller as potential secondary offense after the top 6. I think that's a pretty rounded line-up IMO.
Our D is just fine. We'll have some growing pains as we have a young D and guys out of their prime like gill and spacek but it's a process. If Subban, weber, yemelin, diaz, nash, etc all continue to improve.
As for the other two. I would not be surprised if we acquire a strong physical 3rd line guy and a physical d man for depth at trade deadline.
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