The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part IV (All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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03-12-2012, 12:19 PM
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Here's the deal with SK, AK, Latendresse, Higgins, Lapierre, etc...etc..
All of these guys are role players. They can play a focused simple role on whatever team they are.
Why is that? Because now they play on teams that have superior top level talent.
How does that affect their play? When you have elite players on the first line or a great top pairing defense, it draws ALOT of attention. When that happens, role players get alot more space on the ice and alot more confidence since they can play a more simple game.
Why could SK, AK, etc put it together here? Because we have no elite level skaters. So we expected them to play as top line players.
So really it's irrelevant to point at the success of players once they leave here. Had SK and AK gone to Columbus, they'd be as mediocre as they were here.
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