Do the Habs need defense depth?
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07-15-2012, 04:36 PM
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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. where is he going to get his ice time? maybe on the 3rd pairing which is the perfect
spoDaiz 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 t 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.
This doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Who cares if Weber got more PP time than Diaz, it won't matter when Weber is a healthy scratch or traded elsewhere. And, are you really trying to imply that Emelin got more PP time than Diaz?.......really??
I actually like Diaz and he would be a very acceptable 3rd pairing, 2nd PP wave d-man if he was paired with a big, physical partner. The problem here is Kaberle who is feather soft and has slowed down alot. Kaberle coughs up the puck at the first hint of contact because he is and always has been afraid to take a hit.
As for McQuaid, he is a pretty tough guy but he is also a liability as a d-man. Fortunately for him Chara plays close to 30 minutes a game and McQuaid rarely sees anything more than the oppositions plugs.
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