Do the Habs need defense depth?
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07-14-2012, 12:30 PM
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Well someone has to play on the 3rd pairing so why not a big /tough/young/cheap/ stanley cup winning player? How do you consider him a healty scratch type of dman on a good team? He played in the top 6 for Boston when they won the stanley cup and he was only 23 ?
Anyways I can't change anyones mind but I know and so does all the smart hockey fans McQuaid would be a perfect dman to play with Kaberle on the 3rd pairing. I bet if I ask this question on every board here who would you rather have McQuaid or 1 of the following Bouillon/Daiz/Weber i know 25 + teams would come back with McQuaid. He is hands down the perfect bottom pair defensemen.
Not sure why you're so upset over this.
I don't care if he won the cup, plenty of bad players have won the cup. Doesn't Chris Osgood have like 4 cups? Does this make him one of the best goalies of modern times? Of course not.
I don't need to know what other people from other boards think. I can form my own opinion on the matter. Point is, McQuaid is not really reliable. He brings a physical aspect to the game, which seems to be the ONLY positive point you can bring up, and that's about it. He isn't all that great defensively, not a great puck mover, below average skater, not a great fighter, not even a specialist on the PP or PK, really, he's very very average for a bottom pair guy.
Nothing to get bent out of shape over.
I wouldn't take McQuaid over Diaz on my team. No. Over Bouillon? Ya. Over Campoli? Ya. Over Weber? that depends on the rest of the team. If we already have Diaz, Markov, Kaberle, than yea, I'd probably prefer to put some size on our back end instead of yet another smaller puck mover, but that's not because McQuaid is better than Weber. It's because he'd fill a need that Weber can't. If we were lacking puck movers, I'd pick Weber over McQuaid.
Anyways, McQuaid is in Boston for 2 more years. So, not sure what the discussion is all about really.
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