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11-08-2003, 01:43 PM
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Ferland is a good prospect, but he isn't neer the same calibre as Dwyer. Dwyer has been a pleasant surprise. He can really play! I know for a fact someone is really big on Perezhogin, and his wrist shot. When the Dogs were losing, I noticed they had him play the point when they pulled the goalie. The 6 guys were Komisarek, Perezhogin, Dagenais, Higgins, Balej and Gratton.
Plekanec is one of the best players on the team, I persoanlly think, that from what I've seen he's the best playmaker, and better than Higgins at this point. But not better than Gratton when he is out there.
Plekanec, Perezhogin and Dwyer is a very solid line, the only thing I would do is consider moving Olvestad with them to add speed and offense. Here is what my lines would look like if I could:
Olvestad Plekanec Perezhogin
Dagenais Gratton Balej
Suomervuori Higgins Ferland
Dwyer Charpentier Blouin
I wouldn't say that Dwyer is better. Dwyer is a vet that understands the game, but he has very limited skills. He hits and hits often, but if he has the puck he doesn't know what to do with it. Ferland is a rookie that will need time to find his confidence and game. I like what I saw from Ferland last week, but Dwyer you know what your getting a good hitter with no hands.
Perezhogin I think he has a ton of skill, and is dangerous when in the offensive zone, but he didn't always backcheck hard (heard Jarvis yelling at him to get back, as I was the seat right behind Jarvis) and he seems to avoid being hit at times, IMO. But when your down a goal, Perezhogin, Balej are gunners that can get one.
Dagenais I wasn't too impressed with. He's big and has a nice shot, but he seems to disappear on the ice for long streches, and although he does throw a good check here or there, he's not that physical. (I did watch him spear former Hab Matt Carkner, who then speared him back and got called for it while Dagenais got no penalty, Carkner was pissed!)
I thought Traverse was one of the worst guys on the team. He was getting outmatched physically and that's a damn joke. He just isn't very good. Dykhuis plays good, but still makes too many mistakes for a guy that was once the Habs +/- leader with a +16.
I hope Archer comes back soon, but there isn't much room for him. I liked what I have seen from the rookie Cote, who seems to play physical and has good strength/balance.
I also hope to see more of Milroy, whop hopefully is hitting the weights hard, cause he'll need to find ways to make room for himself out there and along the boards. He's got a wicked shot, but there isn't enough roster spots.
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