Do the Habs need defense depth?
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07-14-2012, 03:51 PM
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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.
So you admit he brings a physical aspect to the game ( which is what we need and that is what this whole topic I started was about ). You say he isn't a great fight ...where did you come up with that? He has been in 26 NHL fights and has only lost 2 (as per
) Now does that sound like a guy that can't fight????? He has had over a hundred hits and blocks in his first 2 NHL seasons which is good for a 3rd pairing dman plus he has played on the pk and was plus 46 in 2 years.
So you would rather have Daiz on the Montreal Canadiens than McQuaid lol. Daiz has no place here on the HABS, he is behind Markov,Subban,Kaberle ,Weber and maybe even Emelin when it comes to pp time so where is he going to get his ice time? maybe on the 3rd pairing which is the perfect spot for a Young/Tough/BIG /cheap denseman like McQuaid. So i BET PRICE is injuried before the allstar break because we have no defensemen that will stick up for him and direct the oncoming forwards out of the crease. Really wake up the HAbs need atleast 1 guy like McQuaid to pound on forwards like Lucic,Neil and so on.
So in 2 years when Tinordi is playing on the HABS and playing the same type of game that McQuaid plays now are you going to say he sucks because he doesn't play on the powerplay and isn't the fastest skater on the team ? You will overlook that he protects the small players and the goaltender and hits,fights and blocks shots which in turn shows great leadership and will be loved by his teammates for doing all the dirty work.
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